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31 Days of Oil Painting Challenge, January 2017

The Completion of an Oil Painting a Day Throughout January for the Stradaeasel Challenge.

On the 1st January I returned home at 7am from working overnight on NYE. Before going to sleep, I decided to go and sit on the beach, even with heavy eyelids and the sun shining intensely, to spend some time to reflect on the start of the first day of the year, and think about what I wanted to achieve in the days, weeks and months ahead. Not long after I went home, I had a shower, went to bed and slept for about 3 hours, and then woke up with just a few more hours to spare before my next shift, but determined to start and finish an oil painting, my first one out of 31 that I would work on each day throughout the month after hearing about the Stradaeasel challenge to paint every day from life. I was feeling positive, I decided to go for it.

On Day 1
I walked down the stairs, made myself breakfast and set up my first still life and paint materials. After a few hours of tired, but undistracted painting alone in my kitchen, Day 1 was complete. I posted to social media and announced my commitment to the January challenge. I was even more determined this time, as I did not manage to complete all of the days for the Inktober challenge in October, which I was personally disappointed about. And this time I had an even stronger desire to go all the way no matter what.

Throughout January I had to work a lot overnight, there were days when I woke up late in the afternoon, with little time to spare to get an oil painting complete, and then posted onto social media for the challenge. But I made sure that I turned up every day, and got the work done however I felt, and made sure I posted my work later on at night if it was completed at the last minute.

The additional small, daily challenges outside of actual painting;

An oil painting a day, involving not just taking action by applying marks on a canvas, but having to set everything up, including moving everything to a location by foot, organising subject matter, taking into consideration weather conditions, movement of the sun, timing, mixing all of the colours to the best of my ability, cleaning everything up and packing everything away at the end, every day, proved to be an even greater test than an Ink Sketch/Illustration a day for October/Inktober.

On top of all of the inevitable extra effort required on this daily oil painting challenge, I was also working full time night shift hours for most of the month. Some days I woke up with lack of motivation, low energy, and sometimes feeling physically and mentally drained from working all night, serving people and giving my best for my other job. Some days I felt Irritated from overtiredness, my cats walking over everything I attempted to set up, constantly jumping up onto the surface I was working on out of curiosity, walking on my paint palette, and getting in my way, almost tripping me up by sprinting through each of my foot steps as I walked groggily into the kitchen each morning to make a coffee, when they were also hungry and thirsty. But I knew this was just due to working late and lack of sleep. One night I used this to my advantage and decided to paint Clea, the female cat of my house as she decided to lie down and rest in front of me.

Some days I would wake up ready to start painting straight away, and I had a lot of interactions with people exercising and walking along the beach, many who would stop and talk with me about my painting, and other things. Others would smile, wave and give a thumbs up, one other tried to hit me with an egg from an opposite apartment block!

Some days I didn’t actually feel like painting, I would start one, then wipe it clean, go inside and turn on music or one of my favourite podcasts, which at times helped me a lot, especially ‘Your Creative Push’. Sometimes I enjoyed listening and learning about deeper topics into psychology, history and conspiracy, before, during and after painting, In particular, the new ‘Unslaved’ podcast.

But despite dealing with each new daily situation, varying energy levels, minor sleep deprivation, limited amounts of time and often difficult environmental factors, I persevered, and finally made it to the finish line.

What did I discover on this journey?

I may have started many days without my usual spark, but what I discovered was, by turning up and applying myself to create every day and finish a painting, that spark would reignite, and many times burn brightly. I mostly left the house feeling upbeat, elated, happy, with more energy, and experiencing extra bursts of waves of optimism and positivity, which I was able to take with me into my night job. The very act of painting in the moment generated a great feeling of joy inside, and the feeling that followed the completion of each painting, even better.

Was it the act of working with colours, which elevated how I felt? Or was it the act of creating itself, by doing what I love to do? I’m sure being out in nature, having that private time to myself, the enjoyment of the process and sharing it with others also played a part.

It was also an immense feeling to first overcome my previous record of 21 Illustrations in a row, then to the final week, then to the completion of the final day. Some were painted ‘Plein Air’ (outside) and all apart from one were painted ‘Alla Prima’ (In one go/session).

Interestingly I also discovered that words of encouragement came at times when I did actually need it, through emails, comments and speaking with people directly. Thank you to those who did encourage me!

What did I learn about myself on this journey?

I reinforced my own belief in my self and my own ability that I am capable of completing a difficult creative challenge, under a range of testing conditions, and knowing that I could do it. I learned that I could persevere and push through, even on days with little motivation. I learned that from a previous failure, I would not give up, or refuse to challenge myself again, that I would come back stronger, better equipped, and with greater drive for each daily effort.

I learned that I could perform well even with no pre-planning. Each painting was spontaneous, and was decided and acted upon each day and within each moment. I learned that I was capable of making myself feel very good inside consistently by creating and finishing Art on a daily basis.

Overall I am very happy with how the challenge went, I will now look to sell my paintings, although it won’t be so easy to let them all go, so I can buy more materials and equipment for my next creative journey.

So here are all 31 Paintings;

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Day 1. ‘A Still Life Oil Painting’

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Day 2. ‘Burning The Midnight Oil’

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Day 3. ‘Broadbeach Study’

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Day 4. ‘A Pot of Gold’

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Day 5. ‘Watermelon, Raspberries and Lime’

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Day 6. ‘First Street Scene’

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Day 7. ‘A Portrait of A Pear’

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Day 8. ‘Painting of The Path’

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Day 9. ‘The Back Alley’

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Day 9. ‘The Back Alley’

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Day 10. ‘An Imitation of Nature And Technology’

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Day 11. ‘The Lifeguard Tower’

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Day 12. ‘A Study of Two Books’

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Day 13. ‘Still Life Speed Paint’

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Day 14. ‘Tea And Fresh Ginger’

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Day 15. ‘Late Night Oil Painting’

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Day 16. ‘This Little Plant’

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Day 17. ‘Oil Painting’

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Day 18. ‘The Latest Bunch’

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Day 19. ‘Cloud Study’

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Day 20. ‘A Local Tree’

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Day 21. ‘3 Young Palm Trees’

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Day 22. ‘Mango & Apricot’

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Day 23. ‘Brown Rice, Tomatoes and Chilli’s’

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Day 24. ‘Inside My House’

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Day 25. ‘Clea’

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Day 26. ‘A Higher Perspective’

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Day 27. ‘Grains of Sand and Paint in Hand’

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Day 28. ‘My House’

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Day 29. ‘Vinyl Record Player’

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Day 30. ‘Two New Plants’

 

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Day 31. ‘As The Sun Sets’

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Subway & Urban Sketching in Japan 2016

Drawing Inspiration From Japanese History & Culture Equipped With A Sketchbook, Japanese Brush Pens, And A Nikon Camera.

Earlier this year I travelled once again to Japan, making it my 3rd visit!

This time I stayed for 13 days, and I explored more areas to the west and south of the country, which I hadn’t seen before, especially the southern island Kyushu. In Kyushu I visited Kagoshima, the home of the active volcano, Sakurajima and scenes of rural Japan.

It was also the second time I travelled the country with the Japanese rail pass, which granted me unlimited travel via the extremely fast Shinkansen bullet trains. On this trip I discovered and purchased a number of Japanese brush pens in a stationary art shop in some markets near the Shinjuku area in Tokyo which I instantly loved sketching with. I began making a daily habit to sketch from life with these pens as I jumped on and off on the subway in Tokyo and Osaka, and the bullet trains across the country.

From my previous trips to Japan I remembered that the Japanese make great, free art models in public and urban areas where they are so often transfixed to their latest technology and not really paying attention to their immediate surroundings (now not just a Japanese phenomenon, but a world-wide one). There were so many Japanese people often completely passed out asleep on trains from sheer exhaustion as a consequence of the harsh, long working hours they somehow endure. Fortunately this gives the artist plenty of time to observe, draw and record without interruption, or concern of being noticed in an awkward moment which can happen when artist and the unaware public model meet eye-to-eye, and the model suddenly finds out you have been drawing them! This can be a pretty funny experience though.

It seems that when people are not completely absorbed into their digital device, their ‘6th-sense’ or intuition seems to be much more in tune, and they are more aware of their surroundings naturally, especially when somebody else is looking at them for more than a second or two. People seem to be able to look up more and feel they are being looked at when they are not giving their full focus to technology. Even if somebody is reading a book, they seem to be more aware of what is going on around them to an extent. With social media and other digital distractions, people seem to look up less, which I suppose is good news for the Artist, if anything.

So on my trip I took the opportunity to sketch the Japanese people on the subway (underground), and bullet trains as I journeyed on my way to amazing scenes of nature, old towns, castles, temples, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and modern cities. Some of which I also sketched from life.

When I returned from to Japan to Australia, I continued to sketch with my brush pens both publicly and at home, inspired by my trip to Japan, and the fascinating history and culture of the country.

The idea of Subway Sketching was inspired by Artist Bobby Chiu, founder at Imaginism Studios and Schoolism, who started Artist sketch meet ups on the subway trains in Toronto, Canada, and is still continuing on today.

Japan remains one of my favourite countries to travel to!

 

 

 

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A sketch of an old Japanese man squinting down hard as he looks at his phone on the train.

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Sketch of a Japanese man asleep on the subway.

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Sketch of an old Japanese lady asleep on train.

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Japanese lady reading on train.

 

Sketch of a younger Japanese man looking at his phone on the train.

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Japanese couple waiting for train

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Sketching Japanese people waiting in line for a Sushi restaurant in the street in Tokyo.

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A Japanese man asleep on the train on the way to Nikko, Japan

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Japanese girl texting on the train.

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Sketch of a Japanese girl passed out asleep on her bag on the train.

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Sketch of a man on the train to Nikko, Japan.

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Sketch of a Japanese lady on the subway in Osaka.

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Quick sketch of a Japanese woman on the subway in Tokyo.

 

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A small collection of very quick subway sketches underground in Tokyo.

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Sketch of an old Japanese man reading the newspaper on the Shinkansen bullet train.

 

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This is my sketch of Osaka Castle as I stood outside the entrance.

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Sketching Osaka Castle.

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This is my sketch of the Chureito Pagoda, Fuji 5 Lakes, Japan with Mount Fuji in the background.

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My 1st 15 Days of Inktober Drawings & Illustrations 2016

This year I decided to go for the Inktober challenge of creating one Ink sketch or Illustration every day for the month of September, 2016. I set out to complete a decent illustration a day, but at that pace I was only able to reach 21 days consecutively. Moving home and country was the major interruption causing me to falter during the challenge, which was something I wasn’t able to recover from quickly. With more careful planning I could have got round this, so a lesson learned which I will take into the next challenge!

This was the first 31 day challenge that I set out to test myself against, and it certainly won’t be the last. Despite failing to complete 31 in a row, I improved my skills in Ink sketching, which I had only started experimenting with earlier this year in March, when I picked up my first few brush pens whilst travelling around Japan and taking the opportunity to make lots of public, urban and subway sketches of the local Japanese people, who just happened to pose as perfect models being asleep on public transport, or completely absorbed with their heads down, looking at their devices. I also learned more about myself, how far I could push myself Artistically within a time limit, how well I could perform/focus each day no matter what, and how I dealt with other outside influences as I progressed.

I began the challenge with a theme in mind. I did not want to take the popular route of sketching only robots, women with guns, monsters, knights and other fantasy figures, which so many Artists’ do seem to strictly follow. And I did not follow the official ‘prompt list’ provided by the Inktober founder, Artist Jake Parker. Instead I chose to focus on qualities of humanity, creativity, love, emotion, imagination and defiance. And I also wanted the freedom to work on whatever I felt like drawing, each day.

As I progressed there were days when I sketches outside in public which I included, along with two of scenes of Morpheus from the Matrix, and a few others dealing with Psychology and authenticity, themes which I want to explore more and express artistically in the future. I also included two studies from one of my favourite Artist’s, Frank Frazetta.

I will show the remaining days I completed in the next blog post, and the Ink sketches I completed after the challenge had ended, completing 31 in total. So here are the first 15 days of my Inktober 2016;

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Inktober Day 1; ‘Homeless, No Worries!’

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Inktober Day 2; ‘I Won’t Give Up’

Inktober Day 3; 'Love For Animals'

Inktober Day 3; ‘Love For Animals’

'For The Animals'

Inktober Day 4; ‘For The Animals’

Inktober Day 4; 'All The Way'

Inktober Day 5; ‘All The Way’

Inktober day 5; 'The Harpist'

Inktober Day 6; ‘The Harpist’

Inktober Day 6; 'The Guitarist'

Inktober Day 7; ‘The Guitarist’

Inktober Day 8; 'The Drummer'

Inktober Day 8; ‘The Drummer’

Inktober Day 9; 'Defiance'

Inktober Day 9; ‘Defiance’

Inktober Day 10; 'You Shall Not Pass'

Inktober Day 10; ‘You Shall Not Pass’

Inktober Day 11; 'The Matrix Is Everywhere'

Inktober Day 11; ‘The Matrix Is Everywhere’

Inktober Day 13; 'Don't Think You Are, Know You Are'

Inktober Day 12; ‘Don’t Think You Are, Know You Are’

Inktober Day 13; 'Who Are You Really?'

Inktober Day 13; ‘Who Are You Really?’

Inktober Day 13; 'Urban Sketching'

Inktober Day 14; ‘Urban Sketching – The Hairdressers’

Inktober Day 15; 'Frank Frazetta Study'

Inktober Day 15; ‘Frank Frazetta Study’

To be continued…

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15 Days of Sketching Fearlessly

last month in January 2016, I made a promise to myself that I would spend at least 30 minutes – 1 hour per day for 15 days, sketching fearlessly by doing a series of loose, ‘warm up’ sketches, no matter what. I decided to do this with the intention of working on eliminating any self-doubt and fear to create, and to develop a productive and empowering daily sketch/drawing habit before focusing on anything else.

I thought that by doing this first thing in the morning, I would have completed the absolute minimum amount of art for the day without allowing any procrastination, resistance, fear, or other distractions to influence me. I would have jumped over that initial hurdle that seems to be the most difficult to overcome for all artists, especially as the day goes on.

I saw this as an easily attainable short-term goal to work towards, so long as I maintained some level of discipline and focus. If I managed to complete the task for 15 days, I would plan to continue the 15-days of sketching fearlessly, and check my progress over a longer period of time. I could then use my success as a motivation to work towards more difficult art challenges/goals, creating new positive art habits, which would assist in helping me to overcome any fear to create.

So i completed my first 15 days! I used an online random pose generator and timer called ‘Quickposes’ www.quickposes.com which selects from a library of photography in either ‘pose’ (full figure), ‘face’, or ‘hands’ so that I could quickly create gesture drawings and facial expressions. I have also been using the ‘Toggl’ app to track and time my progress. And I made sure my phone and social media were switched off.

I sketched all of the poses digitally using the ‘dull conte’ brush in Corel Painter. I have found Corel Painter to be the best software choice to use for digital sketching, compared to Adobe Photoshop, as Painter has better drawing/sketch tools in my opinion which more closely imitate real pencils and other traditional drawing materials.

After i completed a minimum of 30 minutes (sometimes I went over 1 hour) of a series of quick gesture/expression sketches between 30 seconds – 300 seconds, I then went an organised most of them together to fit nicely into a sketch collage in Corel Painter by scaling down and moving them all into an interesting composition.

After just a few days of doing these sketches, I started to notice more fluidity in my work. I could feel myself getting a little bit better as I completed the task each day. I also found that when I started drawing early on, literally minutes after waking up, sometimes before drinking a coffee or eating any breakfast, I developed a higher level of confidence, inspiration and motivation to create more art.

But i did find this to be more enjoyable with a strong cup of coffee, a fresh juice, a good pair of headphones and music to listen to. What a way to wake up!

I found this to be a fun and beneficial warm-up exercise to do. I wonder what the benefits could be if I continued this over a longer period? Would I dramatically improve my sketching ability? What if I allowed more time for each sketch? What if I tried this exercise traditionally in a physical sketchbook and compared with my digital work? What if I combined the two?

For now, I am going to continue this challenge digitally, and I will begin another 15-day goal of sketching fearlessly soon.

You can also set yourself some easily attainable goals and begin by taking action first thing when you wake up in the morning. Even if it is just for 10 minutes, if you persist every day for the period of time you are aiming for, you will build momentum, and begin to feel much better about yourself, your confidence will grow and your skill level and learning will improve. You can then work towards completing more challenging goals. And then build on from them!

Here are the sketches of my first 15 days;

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“DO, OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY!”

“DO, OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY!” – Yoda

Do you really believe you can achieve what it is you want to achieve? Do you honestly have the self-confidence to complete any task at hand? Do you the faith in yourself that no matter what obstacle or difficulty ahead, you will overcome and continue towards your goals and intention?

What is the difference between ‘doing’ and ‘trying?’ What is the difference in communicating one or the other before taking action? Is it self-confidence in ones own ability and potential, that increases the likelihood of success? Or is it uncertainty, a lack of confidence, procrastination, a hidden fear of failure, and half-effort in ‘trying’?

When you say you will ‘try’ to do something, are you not saying that you don’t really believe you have what is takes to complete what it is you are trying to do? Without belief in your own ability, could you inadvertently be setting yourself up for failure?

“A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.” - Yoda

“A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.” – Yoda

If you do not truly think, feel or believe you can do something, what is the point in just ‘trying’? Do you always give your best when you say you will ‘try?’ Instead, why not adopt an ‘I can and I will’ attitude and always do your best? That way you can say you will do it, and believe you will do it to the best of your ability.

You will inevitably get better with practice, of course, and be much more determined to persist with a more positive attitude. If you say you will ‘try’ you may not give your full focus, attention, energy and effort. Then you might be more likely to give up. But if you say you will do whatever it is, and you really mean it, you will give it all you can. Especially if it is something you desire, want to do and succeed in.

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“For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.” – Yoda

The half-arsed, easily distracted, or unmotivated individual who ‘tries’ many times will probably eventually succeed if he actually takes action consistently and persistently. But how much sooner will the individual succeed who is absolutely determined, relentless, acquiring a laser-like focus and an untouchable burning desire to put in the required effort, and take the necessary steps that will bring about real success?

“No, Do, or do not, there is no try” as the wise fictional character Master Yoda replied to the doubtful Luke Skywalker who said he would simply “try” to use and master the force to raise his X-wing ship out of the swamp during his Jedi training in the Star Wars film ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

Focus and take action with the knowing and confidence that you can. Challenge yourself often. You are capable! Commit fully to your immediate task. Face your fear. Always do and give your best. Have conviction in what you do. Know that you have incredible, unlimited potential to learn any skill to any standard. Feel and visualize what it takes to do whatever it is. Then be fully in the present moment and give it your best.

So believe in yourself. Don’t just ‘try’, go and Do it, now!

“I don’t believe it” – Luke Skywalker,

“THAT is why you fail!” – Yoda

 

 
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Action Or Distraction?

ACTION OR DISTRACTION?

Every second, every minute, every moment in every day, you have a choice, a choice between Action Or Distraction.
But really by only choosing one, will you ever find your way.

So which will you choose today?

What is that I hear you say?

“I’m taking ACTION!!!”

Good. Me Too. I’m already on my way.

 

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Finding Freedom as a Freelance Artist

Where I Am.

This is my first blog post! I am a world travel inspired artist from Brighton, U.K. I left England to backpack around the world in July 2009. I haven’t settled anywhere yet (i don’t intend to), and my world travel experience is continuing with many more exciting and ambitious plans ahead.

So I will start with showing you exactly where I am. As I create this introductory post, I am currently living in the Gold Coast, Australia. I feel very fortunate to be living here right by the ocean and so close to nature! Almost everyday i dive into the sea to refresh and re-energise mind/body/spirit, and I make a conscious effort to connect and ground myself with the Earth. I find that time spent in nature, exercising and swimming in the ocean definitely helps me to focus for longer periods, assists in my studying, relaxation, and boosts my creativity!

I am about to take a big step forward into the world of freelancing (and blogging) as I continue exploring the globe. In this blog I will be making posts of my sketches, works-in-progress, places I have travelled to, influences and inspiration. My artwork and posts will also convey some of my thoughts and opinions on what is going on in the world; truth, freedom, dreams, ideas, and possible solutions to the problems we face.

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A view of the ocean from my balcony!

I will also post some of my sketch work development, various stages of digital painting, and traditional art oil painting on canvas, which i recently started. I now have an easel that was made by a local carpenter, and plenty of oil paint and canvases to get started and experiment. Very soon i am going to take that easel down to the beach and sit by the trees to try some Plein Air painting from life!

Around May/June this year I was living in Queenstown, New Zealand. During that time I entered local galleries and I spoke to an incredible Master Oil Painter Artist who I showed my digital artwork to. I was told by the Master Artist who appreciated my work, to just buy some cheap canvases, oil paint and paintbrushes and ‘play’, and then return to him to show my paintings.

I’ve got a few highly recommended books, i’ve watched some tutorials, i have the materials, and a little advice from a Master, now i just need to take action on the canvas and learn fast. It is said that direct experience is the best teacher! So I will start with painting my immediate surroundings of nature where i am.

I am aiming to build up both my traditional art skills and digital art skills to a much higher standard in 2016. By doing this, i know that i am taking the necessary steps towards finding freedom as a freelance artist.

I hope you enjoy my posts!

-Robbie

 

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