I am knee deep in art, at the point where I have five pictures to finish, and ideas for ten more. At this stage, I often throw up my hands in despair and go and have a cup of tea and watch Arrested Development.
I have found another great way to get around this – I stop and watch other people painting, and every time I come back with something new. Youtube is great for this, and a lot of my favourite artists have their own pages.
Seeing as I can’t go back to school, I have found a few places online that offer tutorials and classes and they have been my life-blood for the past few months. Places like schoolism.com make me dribble – but are a bit out of my reach at present. However, I have found possibly the most awesome website through the work of Will Terry- one of my idols. He has online videos along with lots of other artists and they are more than affordable.
The website is http://folioacademy.com/ and they have, by far, some of the most accessible vids I have bought. I was concerned at first that I would end up trying to draw like him, but instead I am taking the principles from the vid and making them my own – and isn’t that what it is all about?
I am off to watch a video about illustrating children’s books – and I might be about to treat myself to a brand new vid. I will do some drawing today, I promise.
(what I should be working on rather than watching videos…)