My local library has the most lovely location, and the nicest little café, AND it’s within walking distance, which makes it a favorite hang-out of mine!
This time, I tried out Lefranc & Bourgeois’ Prussian Blue for the first time, and I’m not gonna lie: I fell in love with that paint! I use it in almost everything I paint!
I enjoyed some not-oppressive weather by painting outdoors at a picnic table in the park! It was so quiet and serene!
Where did July go?? It’s been a crazy summer so far, but I’ve really been enjoying myself and getting tons of work done! In this video I’ll share what I’ve been up to, and a brief tour of my workspace!
Another little painting in my sketchbook at a local café! This sketchbook is a Stillman & Birn Beta series sketchbook and it is easily my favorite for painting on-the-go!
Roy Lichtenstein has a boldness with his colors that amazes me. I tend to stick with softer, more subtle tones, but for this one I wanted to go ALL OUT with the primaries!
I had a surreal moment this week: I scheduled all of the pages for chapter 1 of my comic*. All of the pages. They are drawn, inked, edited, lettered, and scheduled. There is no more work for me to do on chapter 1.
I’ve been working on this comic for years. Originally, it was in short story format, and then novel, and now as a graphic novel. Even as a comic, there are have been many rounds of drawing and re-drawing, and constantly second guessing myself. The courage to “do and let be” is something that I struggle with. I wouldn’t call myself a perfectionist, so much as a “finish-phobe.”
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