Personal Endeavors to be GREAT πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

One thing that’s apparent in this video is, every professional has found themselves in this Cutie’s shoes at one time or another. No one became great without having the courage to suck but kept the hard work & faith high knowing they’ll become better.

Which is exactly what I’m going through. I’m working on my first gown. & the hiccups, run around, and mistakes are helping mold the learning experience. That’s what I’m telling myself, I changed my narrative. The way I approach my creative process. By doing so, it’s not a daunting, frustrating task. Now its only a matter of working on speeding up a bit, but that will come in due time.

We are all like/{have been like} this mini ballerina in her endeavors to be great. So let’s all work towards our very own greatness through Diligence, Hard Work, & Faith

Peace & Love
     ✌ & πŸ’—

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Sweet 2016 🍨🍬🍭

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As its the start of the new year, we have a tendency to view it as a starting page 1 in a new book. A fresh start, “New year, new me” mentality.

I view it as not a brand new start, but time to reevaluate. What worked the months prior on getting me closer to my goals. And makes adjustments where necessary. The beginning of anything can be difficult, especially when it comes to changing habits. Its way to easy to find myself in cruise control of old habits that didn’t really get me anywhere. Whether it be from procrastination, feeling unmotivated, what have you. I usually go the route I find comfortable because that’s what I know.

So since it definitely is time to shake things up a bit. Stepping out my comfort zone & staying out, more like kicking myself out where I’m the most comfy. Its unnerving & I know I’m going to be miserable {especially in the beginning}. But it has to happen, on the road to become a better me, it won’t be easy but it’ll definitely be worth it.

Here’s to making 2016 sweet 🍨🍬🍭
Thanks for stopping by
✌ & πŸ’—
Peace & Love

“Neatly” participating in trial and error

Still continuing the progress, I’m working to improve shading with color pencil. In all honesty I didn’t have much of a clue what I was doing at first…

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I knew I wanted to work on creating a Cypress tree {May be hard to tell by the looks of things however, lol}. I started with a light French grey for shadow. Than thought maybe if I just create lines & dashes to fill out the subject it’ll improve. I mean inorder to create a work of art, it all starts from a dot/line. At least that’s how I see it {perhaps I’m wrong….}

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I than decided to adapt some of the hatch & cross hatching technique. Layering a few greens & charcoal color mixed with brown. I was feeling better about the direction but I knew I didn’t reach the destination. So very eager, I continued the process.

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Once the tree’s base was filled in, I just noticed it was too green. Cypress trees in the swamp are covered in algae,yes. But my image -for lack of better wording, just wasn’t it.

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& this is where I am currently, I need to create more branches. While continuing to work on the shadow of the crevasses.

I’m proud of my persistence, didn’t get discouraged. I saw I could fix things and bring it all together. I feel confident that I’m finally headed in the right direction. Going to thoroughly enjoy the ride as I become a better artist.

Thanks for stopping bye
Peace & Love
      ✌ & πŸ’—