Streak Club has been an immensely powerful arrow in my quiver for these last four years and change, helping me to become a more focused and diligent artist. I have not missed a day of study in the last 1500 days, and though we did not exchange comments very often, seeing everyone else working has been a joy and a privilege.
Though I am not leaving Streak Club, I am going to conclude my posting to this Daily Art Streak. I wanted to finish 100 figures one last time for everyone, but the whole point of this thing was to learn to treat myself more humanely!
I am going to be launching my Patreon in the near future. I'll share the scripts and other utilities I made to help make this run possible, and probably other things. I'm still figuring it out! https://www.patreon.com/blkmkt
Until next time, Onward, everyone!
I took my mom to the Philadelphia Flower show today. The arrangements were beautiful, and my mom had a great time! I will be transitioning away from daily posts in this streak tomorrow, possibly posting weekly instead. I'm also investigating some sort of automated process for posting or making daily journal entries with the work I get done. I'll figure something out. Onward...
Today was the funeral of a dear friend's grandfather. I knew him since I was a teenager. He lived a long, happy life, and for that I am glad. I caught up with some of my friends and spoke about our creative plans for the future. I remain determined to build my skills and use them to make things that will outlast me. Onward...
I ended up starting a little later than usual, so if I don't manage to get my 100 hands and 100 feet done, that's why. For now, I'm finishing off my 100 figures at the Lansdowne art space, using a live model. A big issue with my observation skills is that I end up focusing on figures in sections, thus distorting the entire view as I go, especially if I'm looking at someone who is standing upright or is taller than me. It's the effect of a bad panoramic shot, and the distortion is terrible. I need to work on my position and placement skills, hard.