Art Roundup, week of February 14th

Lofty goals are good to have. They keep you focused on improving yourself and keeping you chugging forward. However, if they’re too high, they can set you up for disappointment. When I dedicated myself to this artistic journey, my goal of drawing the characters I write about was certainly a lofty aim. To keep myself from getting discouraged from my slow progress, I’ve pulled smaller targets into my path.

Finishing goals is important. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and drives you toward your upcoming objective, if you craft these mini goals to inch you toward your ultimate destination. It doesn’t matter if they seem insignificant at first. In the long run, a home’s foundation seems boring and unimportant, but without a firm base every building will collapse.

My abstract work may appear to stray away from my ambition of drawing my characters, but each piece allows me to explore various tools of my collection of digital drawing applications. And sometimes my works in progress spark my desire to learn additional features. When I created the effect of Disintegrating Spheres, I used a built-in brush of Infinite Painter that I haven’t seen elsewhere. Now I’ve dipped my toe into creating digital brushes, but it’s become a new mini goal.

Sit back and enjoy the artwork below and as always, click on any image below to get a better look at the picture.

Falling Leaves
Liquified Fibers 0109
Organic Rune
Liquified Clouds 0206
Glowing Stump
Disintegrating Spheres
Liquified Clouds 0304