But I had a great day at home, I got very excited as I have received my very first comment from lovely Julie Clay. Thank you! Comments give you wings and energy to do more, to push yourself even further knowing there is someone who actually read this and sees your work, and this in the end - gives you a smile. I love comments, especially if there is some constructive criticism from more experienced fellow artists, so feel free to leave one! Probably it was my lucky lucky day today as I got my first (hope not last:)) follower as well! Welcome Marti Gill, hope you will like it here and you will find my work interesting enough to stay for a little bit longer!
I was quite busy lately. I was working on illustration project, but I have decided it is too early for me. I felt it became too big for me. I got really stressed, couldn't think about anything else and this was just the beginning! It was the first stage, and I wasn't even choosen yet to be the main illustrator for the upcoming book. With no regrets I stop working on it and got back to my drawings and small experiments.
For last couple of years I was mostly dreaming on becoming an illustrator. I have purchased a bunch of lovely books on how to become one, and I have collected a great amount of artistic equipment to do so (I love the smell of pencils and crayons) but I was working mainly behind a computer screen doing web design and multimedia presentations. It wasn't until this year I have decided to have a go and first of all- have fun.
Despite the fact that so far I have made just six watercolors in total and all of them I did at least eight years ago I am quite optimistic because even in just a few I can see a clear progress. I am wondering if you can see it to.
I can say I made this one ten(!!!) years ago...Time really flies.
This one I made the same year as a previous one, and these are my only versions, without any other watercolors or anything in between. I literally haven't done anything else..
And this is my latest attempt made four years later, and five years ago from now!
For the last two I made an awful, I mean really awful black border around, so I cut it out. Well, it is not much as you can see, and my way of thinking about the color and how I would like to apply stains has changed as well since I made those three...
Now I have to jump deep in, have fun and start using COLOR again. Play with it, with the textures, bold stains, lines and collages.
I know there is a great mismatch between what I have in mind and what I can produce at the moment and it is sometimes frustrating but at the same time this is the part of the process and the fun, isn't it?
And these two prints I really love. I brought them back from Poland. I dug them out from attic when I was at my parents house during the summer this year. I made them eleven years ago! WOW! I am going to frame those two and hang on the wall.Yea!
I've never framed and hang anything I have made. I think I have never really appreciate any of my works and for a long long (too long) time didn't even think about myself as an artist really...
So here they are, my old stuff, now it is time for NEW!