You won't believe me when I say: I am pleased to unveil the THIRD drawing I have completed for 2010!
Yes.... only the third. (I'm not counting the nine I drew for the Enchanted Competition in January)
It's been a strange year so far. One where I've concentrated most of my efforts on getting business cards made, and organizing prints, and getting postcards made, and finding packaging, and co-designing a website, and trying my best to get to a level of believable business professionalism in order to be *ready* should my art career suddenly take off... with all that failing it's back to the drawing board!
"The Alleyway" took a long time to colour and finish. I am willing to right now admit my deepest secret and shame in my own work: my in-experience and fear and unhappiness in drawing backgrounds. This is only my second "out-doors" background. I long for the day when I can confidently draw out a crumbling gothic city, a chic outdoor parisian shopping arcade, a windy mountain top with a tiny delapidated shack, a dense tropical rainforest, a victorian cobblestone alleyway..... it seems so far off right now.
I also know that day will only come with -a lot- of practice. So here's to many more! *chink*