Ideas

I’m a little late but here we go. Yesterday I was feeling great with the book progress and made a few changes to sites and this morning it hit me. I forgot to write this mornings post.

I tried painting the fish in the ocean. I wanted a deep black blue with a contrasting bright yellow fish. I aimed for color with a top layer of black and it took a turn for the worst. This would have made a beautiful galaxy.

But that of course has led to an idea that will work.

I’ve been cleaning out my old papers. Too much paper and stuff drives me crazy. I realized how much work it takes to put together a fabulous book. More on that tomorrow.

Self love by means of self positive talk.

Ana & George

On Saturday morning, with butterflies in my heart, I read Ana & George. This was supposed to be my first book. The book that would set me on a path to confidence in my artistic abilities.

I didn’t know how to draw. And the verdict is still out on this one. All I know is I drew these characters and the little scenes.

Am I proud of my work? Yes! Do I need more practice? LOTS OF IT. I drew over 30 illustrations in a matter of two days. When I drew these, I drew with the intent of bringing my ideas to life.

I literally set up a color scheme and colored. Hadn’t used colored pencils in like ever, but I drew in a matter of TWO DAYS.