Plans, Changed but Solid

Life is full of seasons and we as a human race try to plan out how each season, year, month, etc. will be. But more often then not, plans go astray. Life has it’s own plan for us, things happen that force us to change our direction and suddenly, your life is happening with or without your 5 year plan.

It has been a constant tennis match with life, trying to figure out what it is I officially want to do with my art. Should I teach art? Write and Illustrate graphic novels? Paint and draw illustrations for books? Take it more the fine art route and submit to galleries? There are a lot of options for me to choose from and it’s hard to say yay or nay when all I really want to do is just draw and paint. It’s hard to put ones passion down and discuss money, or the value of that said goal or passion.

Regardless of what I choose, I could still learn a lot about art. I’ve never taken a figure drawing class and I’m not that good with humans. So I am taking a small step forward and I’m going to take a figure drawing class at Bemis school of Art come February.

I am excited and a little nervous…I’m not a person who would normally be okay drawing a nude model, but I’m going with the mindset of needing to learn the proper anatomy, shapes, shadows and pre portions of the human body.

I’d like to use what I learn from that class to help me illustrate my countless amount of stories in my head into graphic novels, or comic books. That way I can share those stories with the world, but still be doing art at the same time.

I’m pretty sure I’d still like to draw and paint large projects, not just specialize in graphic novels. At least I have the skeleton of a plan…but we know how those hold up.

We will just have to see where it goes from here.

(sorry, no images this post)