Playing with some ink and old school nib dip pens for this one. I gotta say that though I enjoy the feel of working with these pens I absolutely hate that I have to clean them so often while I’m working. Really messes with my working flow.
I’ve been lax with the entries lately. Too much going on, colds, family visits, and of course what seems to be the yearly crisis of art. Nothing new really, just the questioning of direction that I can’t seem to get away from. But here’s something fun from the sketchbook.
Playing around with ink and watercolor.
No matter what direction my art takes, I love life drawing. Had the opportunity to do some recently.
Almost everything I read about art lately seems to be about marketing art rather than about making art. I get that in order to survive as an artist of any kind you need to market yourself, and I want to do that but as an introvert I have a hard time with being “out there” and tooting my own horn so to speak. I feel like marketing should be a polite exchange going something like this, I put my art in front of you, you reply back in some manner and maybe tell others about my work, if you like it that is, while I move on to show it to someone else. I know, fantasy world scenario. In fact it seems that what we need to do is to join every social medium platform out there and everyday post 8 or 10 times about our work on each one, while promoting everyone else’s work in hopes that they reciprocate by promoting yours. So when do I actually make the art that I’m supposed to be promoting?
Honestly the whole thing gives me a headache.
Oh and here’s a promotional link to my work on Society6 where you can get free shipping on anything you buy until March 8th.
Another from my sketchbook. For some reason I felt the need to give this poid a sword.