I haven't been around much, so I wanted to give you an update. Things are going mostly well... The inaugural sketchcrawl was kind of a flop; two people showed up, but part of it was that it was literally the hottest day of the year, with like 90% humidity, and all sorts of radio and TV and newspaper warnings to not be outside any more than was absolutely necessary, so I have a giant feeling that was responsible for the low turnout. Several people said they wished they could go, and several more have already told me they are going to attend the fall foliage sketchcrawl at the arboretum, so I'm hoping for a better turnout then!
I'm plugging away at my last two commissions. I've been having a lot of anatomy/perspective issues, which usually means I've gone out of practice (like a guitar, you have to fine tune your artistic senses every now and then), so I've gotten a couple of anatomy books and have been practicing and using some art trades to take a break (if I stare at a commission too long, it drives me mad; I just see all the mistakes and feel like the work is worthless) and to practice, as you may have noticed over the past couple of days.
I'm also ankle-deep (meaning I haven't started too much because I want to finish the commissions first) in a historical costume project and looking forward to working on that.
Additionally, every other Monday is teen drawing hour, which I'm volunteering to host at my local library, since my comics class was so popular; however, participation has so far been low (again, summer -- people want to be outside and I don't blame them) and Monday nights are drawing night at the new Spark Makerspace, so I've been going to those as often as I can because it's good practice. And learning Krita, a new paint program that I really like a lot (it's so intuitive!). Check it out, it's free!
Let's see, what else? Work is going well! No word yet on the cartoon I submitted to the New Yorker; I'll be entering a poster contest in September; the seagull I rescued was improving under the rehabilitator's care (I need to call for another update). I'm looking forward to the fall.
How have you all been?
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