Friday, June 01, 2007

state of the blogion

Participation in the assignments is completely dwindling, but that's okay, because like Tyler said, it gives us ideas and goals, etc. But I want to make sure that everyone realizes that ANY artwork is accepted. Articles that you found interesting, inspirational quotes, a new artist you discovered - all is welcome here. I want this to be a source of inspiration and support. So ignore the assignments if they aren't your style, embrace them if they are. The most important thing I took from the Academy is to just DRAW every day (or as often as you can anyway). And if you want to do the assignment but don't have time, then do a doodle or a sketch or whatever just to keep the creativity spewing forth. Maybe participate in Illustration Friday assignments and post them here.

And now that i have rambled on... I want to see lots of work! Sketchbook stuff, thumbnails, paintings, figure drawings..... bring it on!

And here are some links for inspiration:

Danny Gregory - a huge inspiration for sketchbook journaling and the importance of drawing every day. Wrote a great book called The Creative License

Karin Jurick - does an amazing (but small) oil painting almost every day and sells them.

Jared Shear's "Cougar Peak-A-Boo" - this guy paints the exact same mountain scene every single day. It allows him to focus on technique and medium without having to worry about the composition, concept, bla bla bla.

Nathan Fowkes Land Sketches - beautiful, small, gouache "sketches" that are better than anything I could do in weeks.

Hope Gangloff - found her website today courtesy Illustration Friday blog, amazing sense of design... she definitely rocks those pens.

Cat Scott - Wow, that Cat Scott is really something. hehe, I started a blog a few weeks ago and I have been trying to post sketches daily, although it ends up being just a few a week. Shameless self promotion.

Woo hoo! Go bloggers go!


Blogger Tyler said...

I second that.

Good blogs... especially that Cat Scott artist... I dig the banana peel uh-lot.

8:15 PM  

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