Typically, July is my month off from work. My forced vacation. Every July I promise myself that I will be more productive – I’ll paint more, I’ll work on more clay creatures. Well, this July I actually have been more productive, if not as much as I wanted. July may be over, but I have one week left of my vacation and I will be making the most of it. Today, I painted this:
She reminds me of a character from the Last Unicorn named Lady Amalthea, mostly in color scheme. I very much enjoyed painting her, even if it seems like I tend to rehash a lot of the same schemes and themes. This was in ACEO format, which is 2.5″ x 3.5″ and was done in watercolor and white ink.
Earlier in the week I painted a couple more pictures of females. I think my work on face proportions is starting to get better, mostly because I have swallowed my pride and actually actively look at sources while drawing out the sketch and trying to figure out where my shadows should be. I seem to be the most comfortable working small, so ACEO sizes are used almost exclusively.
And for the rest of the week, my goal is a simple 1 painting or clay creature per day. The painting seems to come to me easier, but I am holding out hope that I will actually bother to get out my clay again and see where I can go with that.
Time will tell.