Life over the past month has, well, sucked. I lost my job three weeks and have been trying to come to terms with being jobless, spending all day everyday on my own, and trying to figure out how the hell I’m supposed to pay for all my bills with nothing.
Trying to seek some positivity from the negativity, I have thrown myself into my artwork, with a number of different projects on the go. I currently have three commissions on my books, having just finished one on Monday, which will in no way set my account alight, but will help pay for some of my bills and give me something to focus on.
I’m juggling a number of different pieces, working on some illustrations and paintings for my own portfolio, whilst working on the commission as well. I want to become a better draughtsman, and really excel with my drawing. I can draw, I know that, but there are a number of different topics that I’ve never been able to draw and so have always avoided them. Not anymore! I am trawling through my magazine references – many of which are of bodies and faces which I’ve always struggled with but want to get better at – even if they’re drawn in my own way which might not exactly be National Portrait material.
So expect to see a lot more posts in the midst of my job search. I have a plan for October which I hope will work out for me career wise, which I will need a good portfolio for, but I shall keep all details of that under my hat, just incase it doesn’t work out. I don’t really want another failure to blog about!