I literally don’t know what my post of the day is going to be when I wake up in the morning. Maybe I’ll get to the point where they’re planned out but, for the moment, I’m still brainstorming a lot everyday.
So I roll with what I get.
Today, I was working on something else and a little thought kept looping in my head: Go turn the insignia into a flower.
So I did. And I love it.
Maybe I can make a coloring book of mandalas, because these are fun!
In all my life, this might be my favorite thing I’ve ever drawn — not because it’s oh-so-great that I won’t be revisiting it later in a second draft.
Because I’ll definitely be doing that.
The reason I love this picture is for all the things I learned while drawing it. I won’t lecture you on what that is because what I need to learn and what you need to learn may be different. And the only way to learn and improve is to do the thing and keep doing it.
Just like writing, art takes the time that it takes and there often aren’t shortcuts, just better tools and techniques. And I currently have terrible tools (for what I need) and rudimentary techniques.
Let’s see how much of that changes in the next year, shall we?
If you have any recommendations, feel free to share!
“Make a pattern,” I said. “It will be the easiest part,” I said.
Fact Check: Incorrect. Patterns are a definite skillset.
Anyway, today I’m coming in just under the gun in posting, and didn’t get half-way to where I wanted to be. But the whole point of this posting once a day thing is to not hyperfixate on perfection and keep the creative process rolling.
Someday, you will see a final version of this image, but this is what it looks like today.