Hi everyone, I hope you've been well!
This year has been incredibly busy and wonderful in terms of the kinds
of projects I've been able to work on. More specifically, I've been
working on children's books...a dream come true. My youngest
recently told me to stop and enjoy the fact that I've achieved my goal! Well, that simply brought
me to tears, as you can imagine. It's something that I now reflect upon
and smile at when I think about it because life can be hectic
and if you don't stop to enjoy those incredible moments of setting goals and hitting one or two, well, you're just missing out on the celebration of life! I've realized that I set goals to keep me moving forward. I like being busy and productive and I do enjoy seeing progress. I also now realize more and more that I simply love to draw. It's my "therapy" on a busy day and I'm so grateful that I've found something I love to do. I hope you all have many "loves" and passions. I truly believe that by determining what they are and embracing them are gifts we give to ourselves.
And so this is why I'm writing tonight, to set to writing a new personal goal:
The goal for me is to learn more about the following: perspective, color, lighting, composition and storytelling. There is SO much to investigate, practice and learn and instead of determining an end-point, I'm going to start off by declaring the beginning and will hope to post my progress along the way.
Your constructive criticism, thoughts, suggestions and sources of more inspiration and guidebooks on those topics are greatly appreciated along the way!
Here is my first post's challenge:
1) come up with a different/new kind of perspective or viewpoint
2) go straight from sketch to "final" color
Here's my quick 5-min. sketch for a concept: