Welcome to my new blog and website. Â I am really excited about the new layout and the new journey. Â I have been on a few month hiatus but I hope to get back in the swing of things really soon. Â I am getting married this month and I am really excited! Â I have beenÂ settling into my new place lately, it takes so much work! Â Glad I finally got internet and my work bench set up. Â Really like the room, has peacock artwork on the walls (the theme for Tiffany and I’s wedding).
I hope to share more on this new site. Â Lot’s of pictures, thoughts, videos, and of course: lots of my work. Â I would also like for my blog to be a place for discussing the creative process, so please, commenting is absolutely encouraged. Â Say whatever you want (within reason); you can tell me you hate my artwork, but please, discuss why. Â Throwing out bold statements with no reasoning to back up your candor is just rude and unproductive. Â Critiquing an artist can improve his craft, so suggestions and what-not are encouraged. Â I also hope to create some useful tutorials for using Photoshop, Illustrator, and some traditional techniques. Â Maybe I’ll even post about artists/things that inspire me.
Anyways, a little more about myself. Â I’ve been drawing, drawing and drawing for many years. Â Around the age of five, I would draw elaborate scenes of war (futuristic, modern, and medieval), with hundreds of characters battling, slaughtering, and doing funny things. Â I would spend hours and hours adding to the drawings, sometimes revisiting the drawing later on to add more explosions or gore.
Do I think I am gifted at drawing? Â I think that kind of discredits all the hard work I have put into something I love to do. Â A lot of people approach me saying, “Wow, I wish I was as talented as you are.” Â Very flattering, really. Â However, the struggle I had/have to go through to get the quality of drawing I want is great.
“Every artist has thousands of bad drawings in them and the only way to get rid of them is to draw them out.”
Animator for Warner Bros.
I have definitely had my share of bad drawings. Â I still have days where I can’t stand the way my drawings are coming out. Â Nothing is more frustrating that having what I like to call drawing block. Â Every line you put down seems to not be right. Â You just have to work through the muck. Â Good luck to any aspiring artists.
Well, I don’t want to rant on forever. Â More to come.
See full post here: Nikoby2013-04-04.