Let's not lie to ourselves. Over the past few years, my creativity has died a slow death. I've worried too much about product and only about how to improve process. I've looked up tons of stuff about you're supposed to do, and how one should try to improve, and all these "rules." Well, today I'm posting this to help remind myself that I've decided these rules need to go out the window. I want to do art to enjoy the process, and the product be damned. Ironically, the few times I've managed to do this, is when I've made some of my best pieces anyway.
Please note: many of these are just colored line art. I didn't draw most of these.
Goose head, face of a girl, wa-lolita, I can draw, and cube of doom were at least partly me playing around. Angel birth, anna blue, and bad mood were done when I was feeling some variety of bad, and you know what? I felt of a hell of a lot better afterwards. I blame "art is good for the soul".
In most of these, it was a pleasant surprise they came out the way they did. I want my art to flow this way, and stop focusing so hard on the end result. It's not like I make money off my paintings anyway, I make money off the UI design thing, but that has nothing to do with my dA account.
So, no this doesn't mean I'm coming back to dA any time soon (I have a wedding to plan, a house to buy/build, and a business to run! Lots of time-eating adult stuff!), but it's a small ray of hope that maybe just maybe I could post some pieces again at some point here, pieces that are a side-effect to me doing what I feel like and just having some fun; aka art. Just letting things be what they want to be and turn out how they want to, end result be damned. Art was my hobby, I want to enjoy doing it again. Art = verb, not noun.
EDIT 2-23-14: Related to this topic: chrisoatley.com/artcast-58-art…
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