Inktober continues..

Lots of stuff this week.

A few quick life sketches on location to start off with as well as some crazy attack birds that came out of nowhere.

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Next up are the close ups to my next set of Inktober drawings. I will show the whole page by itself when all the squares are filled.

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More progress on the dragon. A bit blurry, but not too concerned with the pic right now. Just want to post the progress.

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An update on the pulp art piece I have been working on for a while as well.

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Now if only we could win the lottery…said everyone.

The beach

Had the opportunity to do a quick painting at the beach this past week. Was a lot of fun. I gave the seagull a death stare so it would hold really still for that uber complex pose that it is doing 😉

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Also a quick update on my piece for a show this week. I will go into more details about that later.

 

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Finished

What does it really mean to be finished with anything? Sometimes we wander in our art – sometimes aimlessly, and sometimes with a purpose. But is it always towards a goal of being “finished.” Or is it more towards “fulfillment?”

Been working on this for a while in between other projects and I think this one is finally fullfinished;)

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The importance of FAILURE.

The problem with winning is that we place so much emphasis on it, and its instant gratification, that we do not see how one gets there. There is, and has been for years, a pervading mindset that if you are not winning, then you are a loser! The problem with this (as all “winners” can tell you) is that this is blatantly incorrect. Ask anyone who has accomplished a life goal that gives them meaning, and they will tell you the same thing – winning is the result of failure over and over again. It is years and years and years of monotony; falling down on your face; bleeding; crying; questioning your motives and directions; taking a different path only to come back; much sacrifice, and did I mention suffering? So many are afraid to fail that they end up being afraid of themselves, and of what they can truly accomplish. Failure is great! It is one of the best learning tools you can have in your arsenal! And most importantly, without it there would be no winning!

So I humbly place before you a failure that I am proud of 😀

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So what are you waiting for? Go out and fail!