Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Brief Artistic Life

In my continuing quest to move away from my Windows XP to my Windows 8.1, I recently hooked up my Wacom tablet and put Corel Painter X on my hard drive after checking for any compatibility issues (none).

It's been ages since I've drawn. There were a number of years where I spent time reading artist bios, took a few painting and drawing classes, and immersed myself in the world of art. During that time, I quit writing. I wasn't finishing any stories I started, and kept being drawn back into the art world. I wanted to hone my skills to become an animator, even if only for myself.

Still do.

Here's the thing. I wanted to be an artist long before I wanted to be a writer. And I've been lucky to have my work displayed in student art shows and a few non-juried ones.

I'm not leaving writing. Can't. No, really. Tried to quit twice. Failed both times. Looks like drawing/painting and other artistic pursuits refuse to lie down and die, too.

So, in the spirit of honoring one's creativity, here is a small horror art project I'm working on.

It's still a work in progress. I'll be painting with acrylics. Plan to work with both digital and traditional media on my artistic journey.