Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Post of 2011 Boo-yah :)

I'm a member on DeviantArt, a website entirely dedicated to art with some of the greatest artist I've ever seen. Honestly looking at some of the art on there makes me feel like trash sometimes but I always tell myself that I'll be as good as them one day, if not better. That's the wonderful thing about art and most things in life. You can get better at just about anything. All it takes is the drive and the dedication. And art is something that you constantly improve in, you never stop getting better. It's impossible!
But back to main point, so I'm a member on DA and also part of a Disney group. The Disney group was holding a contest for Disney shorts, including Fantasia. At first I had decided to do Sorcerer Mickey, a wonderful chance to work with a classic and an oppurtunity to practice lighting.Then I reread the post about the contest and thought it would be better to do something else. I knew for sure it would be Fantasia, something more like classic art rather than cartoons. So I chose the dance of the sugar plum fairy.
Look up the video on youtube if you haven't seen it because it some the most beautiful animation ever. I love flowers and fairies and it was just so gorgeous that I was so happy I had changed my mind about doing the Sorcerer's Apprentice.
This was a really fun piece to work with, drawing her exaggerated porpotions was awesome. It kinda gave me a chance to step out of my usual boundaries, because anatomy is NOT the easiest part about drawing. And then the colors, and the lighting, just so much fun. I wish everything I did was so enjoyable. This just felt so right, but alas I did not win the contest. What can you do? There'll be more and I'll get better as I've stated earlier so no worries.

Yours truly,

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