Character sketch (pre-digital painting)on July 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm
This is a sketch for a digital painting I’m going to try. Tablets are a good tool but unless you can define some style all your own, as naturally occurs when artists work directly with natural materials (paper, canvas, board, brushes, pencils, etc), then the artist risks being elbowed out in favor of the tablet’s default expressions.
Creating your own style isn’t always easy, (which is why we have plagiarism and remakes of older successful times) so an artist must push themselves, push the materials, the expression, and risk failure to seek success. These words are pretty grandiose for a simple sketch but I am always reminded of Paul Gaugin’s words, “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.” …. Keep creating to achieve your best artwork!