Text:Journal – 22 August 2007 This isn’t bad. Talked to JP and Beth at the café and got some encouragement and advice on being an artist and designer. I liked it but I’m embarrassed about showing my drawings still. Photographing them for Flickr and for my blog will help. Doing the sky as text doesn’t really work very well, but maybe with some practice I will get better. I need to switch colors to make it work.
Thoughts: Perspective in this is problematic. Not as much of the gray roofs should be visible. The trees should be more filled in, but I became too impatient doing the circles for the roof of the train station. It wound up being more of a color study than anything else.
Feelings: As part of my effort to become a more effective communicator, I’m working on doing a sketch a day or a week once school starts, and posting it. Most of them will take the form of a quick sketch in my Moleskine sketchbook, like this. I don’t feel I’m a great artist by any means, but maybe making a regular effort to post will help push me to become better. Here’s hoping.