Well, I've clearly let this blog go fallow, but I finally have a new things I want to share with you all. It's been a really rough year for me, struggling with my artistic direction and identity (why am I trying to make art? what art am I trying to make? who is all of this for, anyway?). I have done a lot of origami, some woodworking, and even did a handful of small ink drawings, but my favorite medium still has to be graphite. It can be extremely tedious, especially with the amount of detail that I am wont to use, but the results are worth the toil. It is my hope to create more drawings in the coming year. I have taken to sketching out ideas more frequently and the speed at which I can execute my ideas is increasing (finally).
Though I feel that most of this year was spent meandering, I now feel more artistically focused than I have been in a long, long time. Hopefully I can maintain it.
I thought it'd be interesting to do put together a small .GIF of the piece in it's various stages of completion. I missed the very start (honestly, I intended it to only be a quick sketch to figure out the composition, but I liked it so much I just kept going) and forgot to take some pictures right in the middle, but here is what I ended up with.