Month: August 2019

Finding models

During one of the most boring art history classes I’ve been to, one thing the professor said to us about some Renaissance artist was that when you’re poor and can’t afford a model, you draw yourself. I am no stranger to this concept. Most people […]

Watercolor Practice

Watercolor Practice

I did this piece just to practice and potentially not hate watercolor paints anymore. I do like how it turned out, but I still hate watercolor.

Always be Searching

Part of what I do to keep doing art is always take pictures of interesting things. Something I’ve been doing more and more lately is looking around for interesting compositions and taking a picture on my phone. So then anytime I can’t think of any projects or want to do art but can’t find the right inspiration, I look through my gallery and find something that I found somewhere else.

These are a couple examples of some of the weird and interesting shots I’ve seen just while out. The first image happened when I was walking around campus with some friends and I see these roses just one the ground just how it is in the picture. clearly something dramatic happened and I was just a bystander to take the picture for some future project. The second image is a shot from the library that I thought I’d probably never see anything like it again. There’s potential art inspiration everywhere. We just have to get out enough to find it. 🙂

Giraffe for Mom

Giraffe for Mom

So this is a repost, but the first post was from my dad and he doesn’t know the whole story behind this giraffe. Anyway, I did this piece sophomore year of high school using prismacolor pencils (my favorite). It is a lot of my friends […]

Art thoughts pt.3

Going to college for art means that you’ll almost always guaranteed to encounter the most diverse and weird professors. This past year I had to take all the foundation classes that make you draw boxes for three hours in order to perfect your sense of […]

Finding talent

Of all my friends, I am one of the only ones who does art and pursues it as a career. They look at my stuff and often say “I wish I could draw” or “I can’t draw like that.” I think about these remarks a lot and think about when I was younger and tried to draw.

These drawings are from when I was around 12 or 14, trying my absolute hardest. I remember feeling so proud and creative when I drew these and I saved them. Now that I have had much more practice, I’m certain I could redraw these to be 10 times better. But that can only happen because of the time and practice I’ve put into this. That being said, I believe from experience that anyone can become great at art. Art does not come naturally to most everyone. It is a blend between technique and creativity and the more you exercise it, the better you get.

Art thoughts pt. 2

A few weeks ago my dad was cooking dinner and cutting up mushrooms. I very humbly expressed my dislike for the taste of mushrooms but qualified their existence by explaining how adorable they are. My dad looked at me like I was crazy. He said […]