Practicing wash techniques in my high school art class was one of my favorite ways to start a day (I always had those classes in the morning for some reason), and the technique is one of my favorites still. Of course, it's not exactly the same thing I was graded on, and my own favored methods now probably wouldn't have gone over as well then. I think about things like that a lot. Art classes are good, and I stand behind them completely. However, I can't help but get defensive when people constantly ask why I haven't tried to go to art school again (that was my plan a few years ago, if you weren't aware, and it didn't work out, long story). I would have loved to go, and I fully support anyone else who wants to go, but art school does not make an artist. You learn techniques, but you have to make them your own.
Anyway, these were so fun to create, and as I type this, I want to do so many more. These three paintings are spawning so many ideas (bigger scale?), and I'm excited to get to them. This inspiration couldn't have come at better time. I've spent the first two days of this week moping and eating straight junk food. That's got to end today. I'm still a little mopey, but I just get that way, you know? It happens to a lot of people, and it's been a sad week anyway. So here's to no more junk food and more productivity. I've got photos to edit and illustrations to finish, and I definitely can't complain about that.
I hope you're well today.