I’ve started working more consistently again. Now I have a dedicated studio to hide in too, so that helps. I’ve gotten a lot of progress done with my latest drawing.
I’m relatively happy with it for now, I like the direction it’s going in. Of course I know have a growing list of ideas for new drawings and a commission for a family member lined up to be started next. I’m actually feeling good about the subject of the commission. I plan to cut paper for that soon. I’m going to cut a few sheets off the roll when I go to start that next drawing and I may start working on more than one drawing at a time. My current subject is a youtube star that I’m hesitant to name before the piece is done. If anyone else is a fan the likeness is starting to take shape so they might recognize her. I’d like to do a pet portrait soon, just to try my hand at animals. It would be nice to know I can do it. I may try that family commission in pencil again just as a test. Since the commission is for family and I’ve been given an open ended time frame I can play with different media. Any other commission I wouldn’t have that flexibility. I also have an idea for some new subjects. I’m thinking of working on pieces of some of my favorite authors currently. They all have a great online presence and some have even had fan art done of them before. I think they would make interesting subjects too, different features than I’ve done before would be fun to play in. I’ll have to make a list. I also have a piece I want to restart of Mini Riceball. Maybe I’ll restart it in colored pencil. I’ve worked in black and white a lot lately it seems. Also I have some old work I’m thinking of reworking, kind of like I did with Portrait of Memory. Maybe cut them up and create a mixed media piece. Not sure yet though. I’ll have to see. I did just get an idea for Part of Me, that will allow me to play with the mixed media idea before I cut into it. Of course I think that’s the one that would benefit most.
I’d love to find some damaged books to and play with that idea. I love text and script and parchment. I have a hard time finding scrapbook paper like that though for some reason.
Off to make my list.