Posts tagged ‘digital’

Baptism

Have you ever created a work of art where you’ve practically poured your heart and soul into it and you thought that this was the greatest thing ever?  You show it to the world waiting for the heavens to part and that everyone will be soooo enlightened.  Then the reaction you receive from the audience, whether negative or positive, is less than what you expect.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, you create something with a fraction of the effort.  Not only that, the imagery is really nothing new.  You post it on Facebook and you get this strong, positive reaction.  In this case, “Baptism,” I am talking to you.

Baptism 3

I like church scenes, really I do, but I don’t necessarily like to draw them. And if I do, I do my best to put a unique spin on it by throwing in some unexpected imagery.  Not sure if this was accomplished in this particular case, but I was surprised at how many people “liked” it on my fan page and that it had the most reach of any of the pieces that I’ve ever posted.  Again, this is another work that was digitally created on my awesome phone.

It goes to show that at the end of the day, there will always be imagery that never gets old no matter how many times or ways you present it.

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What Happened?

For me this year has been pretty static from an arts standpoint.  I’ve  participated in several arts markets and fairs but the results have been unsuccessful.  Overall I am burnt out on participating in these things and it’s time to look at other venues.

Additional circumstances have kept me from really focusing on my art and blogging but I haven’t quit drawing altogether. I’ve just been doing it differently. Per my last post dated on “Let’s not talk about how long it’s been,” my phone has been serving as a canvas.

I have to admit, it’s a lot easier to create art digitally.  I don’t need paints, drawing utensils, canvas or paper.  It’s not messy and I can produce something in a relatively short amount of time.  I doubt that I’ve spent more than an hour on the majority of my creations.

Here are a couple of images that I’ve produced – “He Blessed My Soul” and “Fall Day.”  I’ve built quite a portfolio this year.

Mind you, I’m still eager to get back to watercolor pencils and acrylics.  As a matter of fact, I still have a chalk pastel piece that I am aching to complete.

He Blessed My Soul    Fall Day

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