Sunday, February 27, 2011

Recent Illustrations

The year was 2006. That was the year this all started. I was thirteen. I had no prior knowledge to being on the web. I was a very young and aspiring artist. Today, the year is 2011. I'm eighteen years old. I stand six feet tall. This year, I graduate from high school -- an my interest is as strong today is it was in '06. I hope to go to art school in a couple of years, and am really excited to make my way in this world as an artist. As amazing and as intimidating as that sounds.

Through it all, this weblog is and will remain my single greatest memory of my development in art. Granted, I'm still a young artist. So I can't reflect as greatly as I could in, say, another five years? But still, it's amazing to look back through all the years. All the various techniques learned and attempted. In penciling, inking, coloring, shading, anatomy, structure, perspective. All of the illustrations I've long forgotten. All the ones I remember being proud of. All of them. It's strange to look back though, when I'm at a time in my life where all I can do is look ahead.

Thanks to everyone for all the comments over the years. You're the ones I owe a lot to. For all the advice you've given. For the praise and criticism. And maybe greater than all, encouraging me to press on in my development art. You guys have all been great. And I'll never forget you.

Without this crazy little blog, I don't know if I could've ever gotten this far. And who knows, maybe in another five years I'll post again -- talking about my growth since this post.