oh yes! i'm back with another journal entry, this time to announce that i've got forty Watchers on dA! how amazing is *that*?! it's bloody amazing, that's what it is.
so what has happened since my last entry, when i had a measly 24 watchers? i've certainly not got better looking. my drawing abilities must have improved. so what happened?
first, i became a student for young master Nicholas Kay [link]. you might know him from his DD's or his work for FFG or you might watch his livestreams [link] (every sunday at 2pm EST, tell him i sent you). here's his Clinic [link]
then i bought the book Color and Light, by James Gurney. it's so important to me i sleep with it. not in *that* way obviously, but i keep it around at all times. even in bed.
i've also gone back to Pencil Kings [link], which i sort of forgot about for a while. but Pencil Kings is the reason for my cartoony pieces, like [link] .
and i've done a couple of video critiques, which means i critique and paint over art on youtube. it is really helpful to me, as it trains my critical eye. hopefully it helps the artists i've critiqued, as well. (if you're interested in having your art critiqued by me, send me a note and a link to the painting.) it sounds like i've got a case of hubris, but i really haven't! it's just easier for me to critique orally, rather than having to type it all down in english. and, like i said, i learn from the critiques.
so there's that. anyway, thanks for the watches, people!