Work in progress book cover for the Puffin/Penguin competition to illustrate “Grimm’s Fairy Tales.”
I should really update my illustration blog, but whenever I go to the page to do so, I get distracted by this one.
Recently, I have been talking a fair bit about my artstuffs.
I have always had these guilt compulsions that I do not draw for other people enough; I do not present my friends with enough gifts or the likes.
I realised today, that I do not actually care if I come across as selfish or self absorbed. That sounds WAY harsher than it is! I think that all artist are that little bit self obsessed and absorbed; we love sharing our ideas with people and letting others see what we create. Therefore we feel compelled to create more and share that with the world. Maybe it really is just me? It takes a lot of effort for me to draw someone elses character, purely because I could be spending that time drawing mine.
This doesn’t mean to say that I hate drawing for other people because I really don’t. I just have to be in the right mood for it; or really inspired.
I have a couple of pictures that I have planned to do for other people. One is a GYPO trade with my sister and another is for my “Wifey” anniversairy on Sat! Both of these will probably be private artworks for said people and I am looking forward to doing them.
Sadly, the work is also mounting up and I really need to crack on with some of it now!
I like sharing things.
So I wanted to share some of my recent art with you.
The guy in question is Everard, an OC Templar based in the Dragon Age series.
I have been having a lot of fun with him as of late and spending a fair amount of time telling his tales and the likes.
So yeah, in future, expect some more art?
I was talking with a friend over MSN (I do this a lot) when I just had to blurt out that I love being connected to the art world.
I am an artist myself, though my style isn’t something that I overly like to see. Don’t get me wrong. I love what I do!!
Yet, I have difficulty drawing some of my characters and the likes due to my style.
So what I absolutely love is being able to commission others to draw my characters for me.
It’s a passion of mine and has been ever since I started drawing.
Sometimes I feel a little strange about it, because of the general Fangirly themes, but once I get other those it is fantastic!
I was wondering though dear readers; would you like me to post art of the things I have commissioned on here? So you can further reach into the mind of the Jenn and meet some of the voices that plague her mind on a daily basis?