Thursday, March 8, 2007
Floating geisha ghosts are creepy. I find the biggest challenge with art is my own perfectionism which shines an ugly light on all my artistic shortcomings. But hey, what you can see you can fix so thank God for the ugly light, otherwise I'd sit in the dark lost forever and nothing sounds more like a nightmare than being lost forever. I've been studying a lot lately. Working hard on problem solving the fundamentals of art. I recently acquired Glenn Vilppu's notes on figure drawing from your imagination and he starts off the lecture saying that in his experience most artists struggling with something are deficient in the fundamentals. The problem he states is that many artists fancy themselves as better than they actually are. They move on past these basics and wonder why they struggle. I came across this same realization in my own work only a few months back and reading this reinforced what I had stumbled upon.