If You only knew How Much I Used To Struggle!
In fact, I still STRUGGLE with my art.
Developing Your Art Skill Takes Time
1. This art thing that you want to get good at takes a long time – a lifetime really.
2. It’s really fun when you start to put all the pieces together and start creating images that gather an audience!
Assignment: Create a “Fish King Character”
I gave an assignment to create a “Fish King” character in my Imagination and Visual Literacy class at UVU and invited my students to send me images to post – some of them took me up on this invitation. I hope they realize that they draw better than I did when I was going to college. In fact, I was put on “probation” as a provisional student for being such a horrible artist. I was one of the few that didn’t get a studio space my junior year and I was on probation, I had to improve or I wouldn’t be in “the Program” my senior year. So I spent my Junior year being a lesser student. Yes that was stressful and depressing. And scary, to spend three years in University just to be told that “I can’t be an artist”.
Here are some preliminary sketches.
Oh yeah – it was my son Aaron’s idea to put fish hooks in his lips – credit where credit’s due!
Evolution of a Fish King.
Here’s What My Students are Drawing
I don’t mind admitting it, some of my students are a lot better artists than I was at their stage in the game.
Here are a few warm up sketches I did.