Yes, I’m still very much alive and kicking. Hullo.
I’ve been MIA for a fairly long while now, almost seven months, and this blog has been gathering dust in its corner of the internet. While spiders were a-spinning their cobwebs around it, I was doing other things like returning to my piano after eight years of neglect, as well as picking up my art supplies again. There’s something a bit escapist about art, whether it be with words or music or pens or paints, or whatever you choose to delve into. I had left these sanctuaries forgotten for too long, so I took some time away and reclaimed them.
So, if anyone reading this follows my Instagram, you’d know that it pretty much began when I did Inktober last year. I had a lot of fun with fineliners, sketch pens, and markers, drawing in both realism as well as the occasional cartoon and illustration. There was a series with two characters called Fish Girl and Squiddy, and just things from their daily lives. They’re a fun pair. I’ll introduce you later.
Anyhoo, coming to the meat of the matter, I’m officially participating in The 100 Day Project! For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s a celebration of the act of creation, where you choose one thing to do for 100 days and document your progress. For this, I’ve chosen to do watercolors.
I’ve always been comfortable with pencils, pens, markers, and the like, but watercolor paints and I have a long-standing love-hate relationship. There is a sense of control you can have with art mediums like pencils and pens that you don’t have with watercolors. Here, you have to place a little more trust in the medium itself and that doesn’t come easy for me. So, I’m setting out to conquer a new medium over the next 100 days, which I will document here as well as on Facebook and Instagram, and I will win or die trying.
Okay, that was dramatic, but you get what I mean. Thus, from Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 onwards, for the next one hundred days, you shall be inundated with my valiant attempts at winning over this ever-elusive medium. I hope you enjoy the show, and wish me luck!