January 22, 2012
I'm having major problems with inspiration; my muse is blowing in the wind that is howling outside, I guess. Yet since I signed up for the workshop, I can pop online, watch a video, follow along, try new things, keep my critic at bay, and learn.
While I definitely didn't think I did a good job, this card has received some positive comments at Atcs For All, so even in this slump of mine I feel like I'm still creating.
Thank you Andrea and ArtTrader Mag!!
January 14, 2012
I'm quite committed to getting better at my art, and want to qualify to join Illustrated ATC's at some point, but just the fact that art is part of my daily (and sometime hourly, if I had my way!) life is a gift. I always wanted to be the person with a small pad and pencil in my purse in case I had to wait somewhere and draw instead of read or fret. Now I am. Yay!
January 9, 2012
I learned the true meaning of practice when it comes to my drawing in this class. For instance, the piece here is one of 10 drawings done with colored pencil, no erasing, from the same photograph. I learned that to get better at drawing is not only about new techniques and ways of drawing the components of things (though that it useful), it is important to draw the same thing over and over and over again until you get closer to the image you want. I was missing that part of my growth in drawing. Thank you, Carla, once again!