I find myself wishing I was putting pencil to pad all the time. I draw on my breaks, during my lunch, when I get home before my honey.
I decided I’m going to start taking commissions soon but I have to spend some time setting that up.
We all know the saying. It’s mostly right. Which means sitting down with your art everyday. Most of the week I work in colored pencils but once a week I work on the iPad to throw my hat into the derby. Shirt.woot.com has a contest every week for T-shirt designs. It gives me a goal, a time frame, and a topic of someone else’s choosing.
Not always my best work but always good practice.
I used to really hate leaving a negative space to show light reflections on my pencil art. The white color pencil exists but, let’s face it, it won’t color over another color. Then I watched some videos of people drawing in 3d and noticed that they were using paint pens. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it but now my art has left the flat behind. It’s still a long way from 3d but it’s come a long way.
I finished my first commission today. I’m super nervous that he’s going to like it. I meet up with him Friday. Wish me luck.
On a side note I’ve been working on a side project today. I can’t talk much about it but the logo’s are proving hard. The simplicity you need so that it’s legible is difficult while still making concept clear. Wish me luck.