Hello yet again, to my another journal entry written in the unarguably the sweatiest summer I have ever experienced. First I'm going to write about my aspirations of painting, next thing my outlook on the future and finally some bonus sketches that probably won't ever make it into my gallery.
I have always had a huge respect for painting. A huge body of my favorite artists is made out of painters such as Giovanni Boldini
and Frank Duveneck
. Well this summer break I set a resolution to destroy or at least lower this respect by trying my best at it. I bought big tubes of gouache and started taking courses every Monday and also paint some more at home. So far it is going absolutely terribly, I am having the same problems as I would have when I started with drawing, while it's not that bad, it is a little frustrating. Just as with drawing, I think I have to accommodate myself in it, which takes some time and experimenting, With drawing it was getting a good sketchbook and doing real life drawing. Dunno what it's gonna be with painting, I'm eyeing up a really nice brushes right now, gotta get that cash money yo.
Now for the future and what I wanna do, what I wanna be and uuuUUuuuh
. It was always a confusing question, and I was never sure if I want to make money, do something I like or something in the middle. Like 7 months ago my goal was to be an animator, because I saw future in it (which there still is plenty of potential in that field) but over time I got much more familiar with traditional art, I go galleries at least twice a month and it looks like that is what I truly want to do.
Not even kidding right now, I would be entirely happy to become an art teacher while trying to do stuff on the side. So the plan right now is finish my current school, get into an art university (preferably in Vienna or Berlin), get really good
at painting and maybe someone could hire me as a teacher or an illustrator. For a reference of what I think really good
is, see J. C. Leyendecker
And for the before mentioned bonus sketches: imgur.com/a/OxDzM
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