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I am amidst illustrating another children’s book. Within as much, I am drawing virtually NON stop digitally. It seems I have a substantial need to balance my creativity. When ever I am doing a lot of digital art I tend to offset it by then doing an equal amount of organic art. Or, at least as much as my ever failing hands will allow. Here are a few of the organic pieces I have created this month. I tend to fair better as an illustrator when I let the artist within come out.
I have completed a few more to add to the Enchanted Twilight series.
I imagine I will be able to focus more on my art as I have come to realize my employers focus more on their needs than work. In turn, I am following suit. I have essentially put my own needs career wise on hold and was focusing on other’s needs. I was enlightened today by some very rude remarks.
As I am losing my sight and the use of my hands, I shall no focus on what I need and what my family needs and not put someone else’s needs before ours.
Amidst recovering from eye surgery, and after just completing Twilight Sparkles, I decided I wanted to try to do a new series.
I was a bit disappointed, with Twilight Sparkles, it started out better than it ended up. I had spent too little time on the background and the details.
When I started Precious Twilight, I decided to take my time and let myself be patient. I also decided to finish it that day. I have found if I leave a piece to be completed later I end up not putting the detail and effort needed into it. Within as much, I was up until well past 2 AM completing my child fairy!
Between my eye recovery and running between doctor appointments, there seems to be little time for my personal art lately.
I am hopeful that my Twilight Enchantment series will be all I am expecting it to be. I am pleased with the way Precious Twilight turned out. Of course, she is far from perfect, but it was nice to not feel disappointed with her.