Art report 11

You might have noticed that my 3D stuff production stopped after I had to call it quits with sculpt January. It unfortunately started to take too much time away from other, very important projects that I should do more for right now. One of them is the ongoing development of the Minetest game “Your Land”. I’m currently writing the lore for the game (whee! First time doing that). This is a developer selfie so to speak. The custom LC skin was made for me by community member Annalysa:

On the 2D front I’m looking into machines further within my UC machine drawing course, testing my materials first hand. I struggle a lot, not with the studies themselves but with the pressure. Two weeks seem like such a small timeframe to really get into things as deep as I would like to. But at the same time that’s a marvellous opportunity to practise working against resistance and managing scarce ressources.

Art report 04

I made a break yesterday and will probably miss out on yesterday’s and today’s sculpt January prompt. I miscalculated my ressources on this, but hey, life is all about constantly adapting and changing plans, right?

On the 2D front there are better news. I moved my digital art stuff to the computer I’m doing my Blender stuff on and rediscovered some old favourite brushes – and started using them immediately. I want to do a lot of digital art in the future, with these brushes, to make my art more consistent. No, that’s not making it boring – that’s a way to give oneself more limitations that make one more creative within those and get good at one specific thing faster! Let’s test out whether it really works this way together!

Art report 03

Wow! Today was a very interesting day. I tend to feel lethargic on Mondays, but today I truly steamrolled through my daily drawings and assignments, at least that was my impression how it went.

For SculptJanuary – I switched over to sculpting with graphics tablet instead of mouse and was pleased to discover that it does make a difference.

Doing daily studies doesn’t seem like much, but it’s like taking medicine or exercising. The benefits of doing this regularly hopefully add up over time. We’ll hopefully track progress in this blog!