Monday, November 25, 2013

"Remember why you are here"

Lately I have really been pushing to draw for myself whenever I have the time. I have been trying to get three hours of outside drawing in everyday. By doing so I have found that I am much more enthusiastic in drawing and painting, sure I get more drawings that need a lot of work, but at the same time I have noticed that I have sped up my recovery time when it comes to drawing dry spells. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hiking towards the Mountain little by little

Steph. ballpoint pen + colored pencil + watercolor + coffee

Been trying to draw for myself in order to keep myself sane as school and life get hectic towards the finish line. Overall I have been trying to find my own voice, my own passion, and my own drive. I think there is a common misconception that I had that while I am in school that I need to draw like everyone else, or draw a certain way, I've come to realize that if I put the time, love, and essentially myself it will definitely closer to where I want to be as opposed to adhering to someone else's vision; I think that has really been bogging me down. Yesterday I had the awesome opportunity to sit in on a presentation by a group of professional viz dev artists talk about their personal experiences in working in the industry. Another bonus of going to the lecture was I was able to acquire their group art book Punch Drunk Moustache! It was so inspiring to listen to J.P. Balmet, Amy Beth Christenson, Will Nichols, Sean Pando, and Chris Voy. Thanks so much Punch Drunk Moustache crew for coming to SJSU and totally Rocking it!