I went to national portfolio day yesterday in D.C. and the whole experience was a huge eye opener for me. I realized that while my art was improving I was
staying stagnant. For a long time I held the belief that if I kept experimenting with new mediums all of my art would get better, but honestly I'm stuck in this 'experimental' phase. Don't get me wrong, experimentation is great. I just feel that I'm getting no where right now. I'm just bumpin along with no true direction. I say I want to study concept art and illustration, yet I focus on anything but illustration. I say I want to create an animation, yet I go off and do something completely different. I think its time I buckle down and really focus on what
my art is about.
I'm starting to take art more seriously and as a junior in highschool I feel pressured to get my act together for college. Meaning I don't have time for personal projects (AuMi, ProM, Carrot Stew,ect.) right now. Jeez, you probably don't even know what Carrot Stew is. All my personal projects are on leave, a.k.a won't be worked on unless I manage to gain spare time which will most likely not happen.
Of course not all
of my personal projects will be stowed away. I'm starting a new project called Painting per Week (CPW for short)!
The goal of this project is to help me improve and loosen up since I struggle with color, light, and use of references. Somehow I was deeply inspired by AquaSixio
and these two tutorials he made: Tutorial 17 A turtle walkthrough
+ Tutorial 14 Photoref to make the difference
I keep flipping through all his tutroials and seriously I feel motivated to do something. I say I want to follow in his steps and for once I actually might!
My project, CPW, is about doing a digital
painting per week with an intentional focus on lighting, color, and figure. Each painting should tell a story by using this method.
A color turtle and reference must be used. I plan to continue this project for 15 weeks
(for a grand total of 15 paintings) starting today. Each sunday I will upload a new painting and post it below. Feel free to join the project if you want to! CPW = Challenge Painting per Week, N/f = not finished, Ref. = reference used.
CPW: Week 1- n/fRef. -