I frequently underestimate how long projects will take in real time. I'm trying to think of how many hours I worked on today's piece and I think I clocked at least 7 hours on it today and that was just the artwork as I had already isolated the quote. I started the day planning to work on my cityscape but I finally had an inspiration for the art around this quote. I love this quote, it's a pretty famous one by Thoreau and as someone currently advancing in the direction of my dreams, I'm looking forward to the success part! I'm not calling this found poetry since it's really just most of the paragraph that I've isolated and didn't construct something new from it. But that's ok, because my intent was to make this quote the focal point. This was a fun tangle to work with, again it's Tripoli from yesterday's piece, and I like the coloring, although it took so long to finish. I'll be putting this up on my Etsy shop soon. I like making work to sell. I just hope people start buying :)
Week 7 is in the books...crazy! I'm still working away at my current cityscape. I finished all the line inking on one half and have started drawing the pencil lines on the other half. I'll be continuing on it tomorrow but I'm thinking I might work on something else, too. Variety is the spice of life, right?
In other awesome news, I received my free tin of pencils from the Derwent Art Academy. I was just wondering this morning how long it would take for them to get here...they came from the UK and then there they were this morning, delivered by the mail carrier! I'm so excited to play with them!
I still can't believe that 7 weeks have passed since I started this daily art project. Like I said in an earlier post, I plan to keep doing this project until it makes sense to stop. I keep seeing posts on Facebook from inspirational pages/people that say something to the effect of stop putting off your dreams or stop waiting to get started because the time will pass anyway so if you start now, you're already that much farther along. That's how I'm feeling right now...but sometimes wishing I had started earlier than just 7 weeks ago. But I can't change the past, all I can do is be happy that I now have all of these pieces of art created (or in progress...) and they likely wouldn't have been created if I hadn't decided to just make it happen. I've also been inspired to make series of some of the things I've created. As I learn new techniques and as I get better and better at executing them, I know I'll discover what my artistic style and voice are...I'll just know what it is that needs to be expressed. If there is a dream you've been waiting to chase until it's "just the right time", please the right time is right now...this moment is the only thing that's guaranteed. Don't squander it, don't wait, don't worry, don't die with the regret that you never chased that dream!!