I didn't get my typical process images this time... but I did take a video! I'm learning new things 😊. I have to say, though, that the video doesn't quite go to the very end of the process... it was getting long, and I didn't want to have a crazy long video, so... yeah. It shows most of it though.
As you see above, I ended up going with an accent color--while I like the monochrome, I wanted a little more to it. In the past, my layers have been created as if they were separate "blocks" of a linocut. This time, the layers are assembled as if they were a reduction print... this is how they come together:
I even nudges a couple of the layers a bit, as if the registration was a little bit off... I want to experiment more with that in the future. Maybe its something that nobody but me appreciates, but *I* think it's cool ;-) .
This is... kinda surreal.
I have a lot of different podcasts/channels/music I listen to while drawing and I basically just skip around to what I feel like listening to on a given day, so I don't really hear ALL of any given channel or podcast. (Note to self: do a post where I talk about all the cool illustration related channels/podcasts I listen to and ask for recommendations.)
I was just catching up on some recent Will Terry videos since I haven't listened for awhile. This title caught my eye.
I thought, "Hey, thats a legit concern, I wonder what he has to say about that..."
Then he mentions the tweet that prompted these thoughts and I'm like, "Hmm, that sounds familiar... wait a second... that sounds REALLY familiar..."
So I scroll back several months in MY OWN twitter feed and... there it is. My pessimistic tweets from late last year. And only now am I finding this direct response to them. Life is funny sometimes.
The good news is, I'm not feeling quite so pessimistic of late. My feeling recently has been--if you love the work and you learn and improve, that should be the most important success. It sounds lame but that's how it is.
Like the whole "Shoot for the moon: even if you miss, you'll land among the starts" quote, as cliche as it might sound. Maybe I will never ever succeed at the specific things that I want to. But If I'm working on something I enjoy, and learning and improving and doing good things with it, I will get SOMEWHERE worthwhile. It may or may not be what my current ideal version of success looks like, but I will get SOMEWHERE good if I do good work.
Finding the time to work is my current problem. Anyone want to borrow a toddler and a really cute baby?
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