Well it's been a while since i have done a journal. In fact usually, I disappear from DA during the year because of my work and how much time that it takes away. So I finally decided after years of not watching my work go anywhere because I wasn't spending much time getting better because I was never getting the chance to practice that I had to make time if I really enjoyed this as a hobby.
I began with the idea of well maybe if I only get on here once a week that I would be doing better than I normal did in the past and I could use this time to look on here and to also do a little bit of artwork myself while doing so. This quickly turned into I needed to get on here more than once a week and I needed to draw more. This was hard with the work schedule that I have to do it but I decided to make some time to do it. It meant getting up a little bit earlier and at my job when time was slow using it to my advantage.
First I noticed a huge jump in my artwork and that was the cool part because I am now trying to find my own style (which everyone knows is hard because we really just steal styles from one another). I have been working on that and seeing a change in style. Also, I have moved away from drawing girls and have been working hard on learning how to draw guys and that helped me tremendous.
The big difference was learning not to always complete a drawing and learning it's okay to sketch to get the basic outline of a character and where things belong. Usually I draw and then complete the drawing never realizing that I needed to work on just sketching. I always felt like I had to complete them so I could post on here.
Well now I have also been looking for a style of coloring because I have been playing close attention and learning that there are many techniques to color. I finally forked out enough money to get photoshop and I bought a laptop strictly dedicated to working on artwork so that it wouldn't get bogged down my music and what not.
Anywho, slowly but surely everything is moving along and I hope to see some good things coming forth.
- D 13