So I have been studying my overall progress and it's not quite hit the spot for me.
I'm not sure if I'm hitting wrong genre's or if it's that I'm just drawing things that people find awkward, but I'm going to back up and try some different approaches with my artwork.
For one, I think I'm finally going to give in and give Paint Tool SAI
a try. Several artist I've been liking lately use Sai instead of Photoshop, and I've been watching tons of youtube of peoples time lapses with Sai. I like that dreamy painted
look it gives artwork with its special blending abilities. Me and photoshop... well, I have a tendancy to make things 3Dish and over-realistic. I like that in some aspects, but, it's considered "drawings" instead of "paintings" in almost all the higher quality groups I'm in. Not to mention, all those that are successful seem to have a "painting" feel instead.
For two, I'm still a growing artist and there's been massive changes in my artstyle in the past year alone. You can look at my first pieces and my latest pieces and see massive growth. I'm extremely happy with this, but it's thrown my gallery out of whack in ways. My goal is to give everything a similar feel. I'm not talking about making all my artwork the same thing and make it boring. I'm talking about art style. I guess my problem is trying to decide what kind of style I want...
Having a busy life doesn't help either. I like being outdoors and spending a lot of family time together. And working third shift leaves my days and nights very occupied. Drawing is more of a after work morning stress relief
and unplanned weekend nights
thing. But you can tell I do make time for it and can still manage to throw my art into contest when they're available. I love them for the pageview opportunity. But lately, they've not helped a whole lot...
I also wasn't going to originally throw my artwork for daily deviation because I wanted to see how long it would take for others to do it... but up to date I've thrown every piece at $Moonbeam13
(The one over the DD's) and I'm left feeling like my artwork isn't good enough. Guess that was a bad idea. It's what I get for being confident eh? Anywho...
I think I'm going to go back to making a few journal skins. My other gallery
still gets a lot of attention from all its skins I've made available to the public though I don't even care for several of them anymore. I have some epic ideas for future ones though.
Overall... I think I'm too serious and rigid with my artwork. I want to loosen up. Every time I've done so people seem to like the drawing more. And in order to be successful and possibly sell my artwork later down the road, I need people to like what I got.
Wish me luck.
___________________________________Journal Skin by: *HeatherSchoff