I found a process that works for me. It was a wierd little journey to get to that point, and I did a lot of experimenting. And yet, I can’t help it when I get to some new projects, to want to try something completely off the cuff. And then the results, I’m ultimately unhappy with. Experimentation and figuring out new things is a part of being an artist. It’s a lot like chemistry, if I had to compare it to something. I sit in the lab and try to concoct a new way to express myself. Even though I already have a way to express my ideas, I might find something new that excites me. I’d say 80% of the time results in total failure. I have an office littered with pieces of completely destroyed works, but I can’t bare to throw them out. They have a strange little piece of my heart, and I just can’t let em go.
So this is a Hellboy piece I’m working on, just for funzies! Its on a piece of scrap crescent board and I’m toning it with ink washes. I’m then gonna bring out some lights with colored pencil. It’s not for anybody but me, and maybe I’ll gift it to a friend or relative if they absolutely have to have it. I’m in no rush to finish this, just a little jam piece I pull out from time to time, in between my school assignments.
Started coloring page 8 of Doris and noticed this ugly little tangent!! Talk about frustrating! It’s crazy how you don’t notice those things when your putting things together. It’s not a difficult fix, but it mocks me, and I hate it.
Until next time errybody, ✌🏾!