Listening to: The ambient noise of the house at 1am.
I had almost given up this account completely, but I'm actually starting to enjoy doing art again. But beyond that, I feel that what I am making is worth showing off. This site was a huge encouragement to me back in high school, and I am hoping it will be that again as I explore my own artistic style and attempt to improve my skill.
I've removed all my art from before college because, honestly, the stuff I'm making now is far better by leaps and bounds. I want people to see the stuff I make now, and not the things I made back then. I'm a much different person now; life has changed me and my art is reflecting that.
Speaking of life changing me, as I have said in my profile bio, I have been diagnosed with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) which was formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. Some of my alters will be posting their work, but for the most part it won't be identified as who made it. If they sign their name on the actual piece, that's their choice, but, other than this post, I'm not really going to draw attention to it. If you have questions, please drop me a note.
But back on track now, I want to focus mostly on my watercolor paintings, though, to be honest, charcoal is much more fun. It's a fantastic excuse to be messy. However, I only wish that people at the school art studio would mention that I have charcoal on my face before the let me leave; you'd think that'd be the considerate thing to do lol. Time and again I look in a mirror when I get home and I have a huge, dark smudge across my nose or my chin and I think, "Really people? How could no one notice and tell me?" and then I laugh because I know it'll happen again.
My art professor has been amazing to me, taking me under his wing and mentoring me. We've been discussing what it means to be an illustrator since he is a freelance illustrator along with being a professor. His work initially inspired me to try watercolors because I didn't realize how much depth can be made using them. I had originally believed that watercolors were only for making these pale, pretty landscapes and such, but his work is bold, dark, and sometimes macabre. I've been learning a lot from him in regards to techniques, career information, and life.
That's all for now. Hopefully I'll remain consistent. Until next time.