It's been too long since I've last posted. For the past few months, I've been studying web design like crazy, but I couldn't just stay away from my studio.
Monday, June 20, 2011
So this is a big deal for me - these are honestly the first paintings that I would feel comfortable hanging in a gallery. They are full of technical imperfections, but they aren't as noticeable as with previous paintings. They aren't truly finished, but I feel really good about these pieces, and it's given me some much needed motivation and confidence to continue doing what I love.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
May was a crazy busy month for me. Overtime, my girlfriend's graduation, and being sick for two weeks. Now I'm back at my desk, and I'm going to try something I've never done before: two paintings at one time. My teachers in college always recommended it, but I never took their advice. Will it be better than just one painting at a time? We'll see...
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Every now and then, you get so caught up in the work you're making that you lose sight of how to be creative. I've been feeling stuck lately so I thought I would unwind and relax a bit. I bought a how-to book on cartoon animals and another on kodomo (kawaii) cartoons. It's really been helpful in letting me go back to the basics and just draw stuff for the fun of it.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
So, here's my first post! I hope I can make these daily, but being a full time artist with a full time day job is hard to maintain. These sketches are some general ideas I'm throwing out for a series of paintings I'm scheduling for this summer. My goal is to have them completed by the end of august. That's quite a long time away, but I'm also working on two indoor murals and one large exterior mural for a radio station. Yikes...
So, for the past couple of years I have used this blog as temporary storage for my artwork. Once I had a formal website, I would begin to post daily stuff about what I'm currently working on. I'm glad to say that the day has finally come! You can go to www.daniellustration.com to see my artwork, and from now on I will be using this solely for daily studio updates. Yay!