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Today's social media means instant access. To everything. This has even changed how art is consumed, putting tremendous pressure on artists and making them believe they need to have something new out there every day. Creative blocks and depression are often the result of these self-imposed deadlines.

Reminder: Don't let time be your enemy. Take all the time you need to create. 🖤

Sunday School 🖤

Destroying any nation does not require the use of atomic bombs or the use of long range missiles, it only requires a low educational level, ignorance of its history, and that its students cheat on exams and any barrier they find in life.

Patients die at the hands of those doctors... Buildings collapse at the hands of those engineers... Money is lost at the hands of those economists and accountants... Humanity perishes at the hands of those religious scholars... Justice is lost at the hands of those judges... The collapse of education is the collapse of the nation.  --Nelson Mandela

Sunday School 🖤

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Time to use this bloggy thing as it was intended. This... could get weird. 🖤

edit: and yeah, there will still be arts stuff.

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Update...

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Took some time off from sketching to rest my wrist, since I work at the computer all day and often game on weekends, it gets a workout and was starting to get twitchy. I'm using the down-time to think about what it is exactly that I want to draw and what direction I want to go with it.

Sketchbook: The Ankh

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One of the most recognizable symbols from ancient Egypt and known as "the key of life", the Ankh dates from the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150 - 2613 BCE) and is simply a cross with a loop at the top sometimes ornamented with symbols or other decorative flourishes. The symbol is an Egyptian hieroglyph for "life" or "breath of life" and, as the Egyptians believed that one's earthly journey was only part of an eternal life, the ankh symbolizes both mortal existence and the afterlife.

A quick practice piece I did just to see if I could get all the lines symmetrical. First attempt.

Sketch: Coming to life

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Based on the character Bea from the video game "Night In The Woods". A cigarette smoking, Goth toon dragon is trying her darnedest to come to life via lines on paper. This is only the second time I've tried to draw this one. She'll eventually take on a life of her own as I work on developing my own style and make my characters unique.


Thoughts: Where do we go from here?

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SOooo, I've been at this drawing thing for about three months now. Just trying to get used to sketching and getting my mind and imagination to open up. Copying stuff I find interesting. I don't sketch daily but I have two sketchbooks; one at home and one at work when the inspiration strikes me. I've yet to develop my own style or anything like that, that will come much later.

I have sprung for several online courses (Udemy) that I will be taking over the upcoming winter. That's when I'll seriously begin work on developing some usable skills and see if I can't work on my own style and bring some characters to life that I have haunting my brain!

We shall see, eh? So... onward!

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