There is great satisfaction in doing things entirely for your own sake. I am very happy when I am able to express myself through my art. It helps get me in the right headspace (with awesome music and tasty snacks involved). I spend a lot of time browsing reddit, r/ArtPorn, and other art channels (sadly, hardly ever a participant, but maybe that will change), and I get instant gratification from viewing artwork by others.
I am challenging myself to dedicate time to doing something I love by completing one painting a week (new painting every Thursday). I think this sort of long-term commitment will outweigh any other form of simple immediate gratification, and I get to continue doing something I love. That in itself, is the ultimate satisfaction.
1 new painting/artwork every Thursday.
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I’m working on some new illustrations for a silly book. Here is a sneak peak.
Currently listening to: The Girl – City and Colour
Make my dear heart a better place. More hand-lettering to come!
Currently listening to: Drown – Front Porch Step
Painting and lettering from the cover of my Vampire Squid book.
Currently listening to: Wrecking Ball – Christina Grimmie
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with making macarons…so I have to illustrate it! They are so cute and tiny and tasty, yet it’s very frustrating and very difficult to make them perfect.
Currently listening to: Sleepless – The Strive
Today’s post is a throwback from a few years ago with some minor changes. A digitally painted poster with hand-lettered script! I definitely want to start hand-lettering again.
Currently listening to: Hands Down – Dashboard Confessional