Saturday, 19 January 2008

hello hoi polloi!

so there! I finally gave in to the trend and made myself an art blog :P
this is going to be a place where I'm going to post my sketches, speedpaintings, work-in-progress shots and walkthroughs (I would call them 'tutorials' but I don't think I should be giving art advice as of yet so those are going to be little articles explaining how I work or why I do the things I do, etc.), and other arty stuff that I may or may not want to post in other galleries. Entries in this blog may be cross-posted in other forums.

I previously used LiveJournal to post such things, but I think now I'm going to make my arty-journals more publicly accessible (my LJ is mostly friends only, sorry!)!

I'm going to start my blog with a master copy of Bouguereau, painting called Virgil and Dante in Hell

I actually started this once before, some time last year. I even took the time to make a grid and everything...because I also wanted to learn how to use grids/see why so many people swear by this method. Blah! By the time I get to the fourth square I just gave up :/ and deleted the whole thing. So now I'm starting again - freehand. I guess what works best for some doesn't work for others.

I don't consider this my 'proper' artwork, but an imitation/master copy exercise. I hope by the end I will learn something, and I'm enjoying this so far!

One hour spent on this so far

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