Wow, so many posts and all so encouraging! You guys rock. :buttrock:
I’ll hopefully be able to push out an update within the next day or two, the wedding was yesterday, we have a bunch of people at home now and things are kinda chaotic, but it should calm down before too long!
A bit more about the friend…it’s my brother, he’s a musician/artist type (smallbrainrecords.com, in case you’re interested!) and he’s known for being ‘harsh, but fair’. (he’s an anaesthesist, by the way.) We have very different styles and they clash sometimes. He can be very persistent about the type of art he wants me to create, but I’ve been going my own way anyway. Basically what he said was that he preferred an earlier version (remember the one with the big blonde standing in the front?) of the painting and I got discouraged thinking about all the detail I’d done (hours!) and he said he didn’t like the detail I did, or the clouds (which I agreed with him on) and he said that the people didn’t fit in and that nothing really gelled in the picture…to a certain extent, I agreed with what he said, not everything though and in the end he just said that if he was me he’d just forget about it and start a new one. (cue existential artisty angst)
However, the clippy is now bent back into shape and ready to go again! I don’t care if anyone else likes my art, I’m doing it for myself, to learn and because I’m passionate about my painting. I couldn’t care any less whether I win anything, but this just made me realise why CGTalk is such a fantastic place- a group of passionate people pushing each other to improve, what could be a better place to learn and make friends?I’m going to keep going until I can call something finished, then go and go some more…it’s actually an obsession. It’s healthy, right…? Becca tells me it is…
Once more, thanks for the words of encouragement, friends. :bounce:
Edit: This may be my longest post ever.