In 2020 I realised I am way more of a perfectionist than I thought I was. The solution to that is to churn out as many happy digital birds as possible.
Day 20: An Angelic Arctic Tern.
Fun fact about me, I am slightly obsessed with the Northern Lights. His Dark Materials is my favourite book series and seeing the Northern Lights was number one on my bucket list. So here’s an artic scene – let’s imagine it’s Tilda Vasara’s daemon.
I’m posting them over on my Instagram first (@artjmtinsta) so you can follow along there.
I had bigger plans, as ever, to post more and complete more projects. But overall I think I’ve done well this year. I finished the Beardies in Need Christmas cards (I swear I will post about each one soon), finished some pieces in lockdown and even had a stall at a craft fair. It could be worse.
I have one more day at work and then out of office is going on. I think everyone really needs a break this year.
So, let’s ignore the Tier 4 stuff and the fact that so many of us can’t see friends and family. Instead, I’m going to think about what I can have this Christmas.
One thing is, I hope, plenty of time to just do nothing. Maybe Mario kart, maybe a board game, maybe just ditto watching the with a glass of wine and a fire.
Today after work I finished a long overdue Christmas card. It’s going to my parent’s grandparents and includes their two favourite kinds of dogs. It’s been a while since I did a good old fashioned step-by-step post.
If I don’t post again before, I hope that you have wonderful break. It’s been a tough year but, we’ll make it through.
A few weeks ago, we had particularly nice weather. Whenever possible, drawing from real life is great practice to understand proportion, light and create realistic colours. You learn so much more, but it does have its challenges.