So I’m really not one to actively seek out attention, but when something really exciting happens in my life I feel it must be shared! (also I haven’t posted in a while, and I felt my blog was becoming lonely without me) Anyways, a while back I entered a couple contests for being featured in an art book and designing a bookmark, and I found out my results. I received honorable mention for my bookmark. Yay!
Graphite artist pencils, pastels
I really didn’t think I would do that well considering I did it in the span of about two nights…. Yeah…. I thought my participation in this endeavor was optional, but then as it turned out my art teacher said I was getting a grade on it. So if I had known that I would have put a bit more time into it. *sigh* oh well. I am a notorious procrastinator. Now that I think of it, I should have something to that effect printed out on shirts, it would save me so much time! Everyone could just look at my shirt and say “oh” and not expect everything done on time! I could make a fortune selling them!
The other contest about the art book is kind of a funny and sad story. I only entered it because I’m required to enter a contest every quarter or semester or something. I don’t need to remember things. Anyway, I actually got a spot in the art book! Yayz again!! What was funny about this is that the picture I entered of my art wasn’t even of the finished product. I was behind on my deadline, (Heee) and so I sent in my picture of my kitty before she had her whiskers. It’s not that bad, but I wish I could send in a new picture. Also, the flash caused a reflection on one of the cat’s eyes… and ugh… bad. The sad part was I now have an even better picture. Very regretful am I.
I’m still in the running for some prize or something. I was not aware there even was a prize other than being in the book, and frankly I did not even remember I would be printed in a book. Ha Ha! I feel so very smart at this moment.
This is the nice picture of my cloudy by the way. I want to replace the picture SOOO BAD!!! D:
And on another totally unrelated note (cuz that’s the way I roll) I am almost done with my portrait! And by “almost” I really mean 80%. I am having some terrible artists block about this though! It’s like pulling teeth to try to get myself to sit down and finish the thing. I think it’s because I’m just bored with it. But it will be done within a week. Somehow I will see to it.
ALSO! I finished a painting. I hate painting. I’ll upload it later. And I got my first commission! Excitement! I’m being commissioned, (so I’m being paid to draw something for somebody), to draw the someone’s deceased grandparents for their parents. I find the prospect both exhilarating and terrifying!
I’ve actually been thinking about starting commissions, and it doesn’t have to be big work either. Sketches, designing characters, redesigning characters, portraits, ect. But I feel like first I need to actually build my portfolio and upload all my sketches and stuff for examples. I’m getting so behind on my sites! (This is where the procrastination shirt comes in handy.)