The Third Week

The Third Week 

I believe that this was the week I discovered how important my descriptions were. There was some images that I thought were more impressive than others but the descriptions were better. If I had a story or some sort of advice based on the image then it would get more likes than something I thought just looked better. I learned that an image being intricate isn't what necessarily draws people in, it's what connections they can feel with the image. 

Some days I am completely shocked by what gets more likes, comments, or shares. 

My favorite images of the week were days 16 and 17. 

The Second Week

The Second Week 

Week two was a little rough. I started off strong with one of my favorite sketches, "Coffee". I am not a coffee drinker. Nor do I want to become one. I don't have anything against people that drink it, I just can't get past the taste. People tell me all the time, "Oh just add a lot sugar and cream." What they fails to realize is that the coffee to cream to sugar ratio, if I were to make it for myself, would probably be 0.5:3:8. I like things very sweet. As you can see from day 11, I eat candy corn. I love candy corn. I miss it all year round but if I had year round access to it I would have serious health problems. I am not even joking.

 So no coffee for Tina. Except for on day 8 when I needed to drink it so I didn't pass out on the church's soundboard. (It was gross.) 

I'm not very fond of day 10 or day 13. These days would have benefitted a lot from more planning and time. 

 

The First Seven

The First Seven

At first it was relatively easy coming up with ideas. Days 1 and 2 I was clear, focused, and gave myself plenty of time to execute my vision. Day 3 was a little different. It was a Sunday and it was also my sister's 27th birthday and we went out for dinner after church. By the time I got home I was in a race against the clock to get an idea and draw it. Time management is something that has been tested during this journey. The more days I look at the clock and see I only have an hour to sketch, the more I realize how much time I waste.   

Overall I am probably most fond of Day 1 and Day 7. 

Day 1 because it was the start of everything and I do enjoy drawing monster parts.

Day 7 because of what it means. 

In my book "Burned Soup and Other Uneventful Things" the first image you see is of a poor soul trapped and morphed into a tree. The man warns you from entering because the land you are in is enchanted and uncharted. There is all sorts of dangers and as the sign reads "Here, there be dragons." I've been thinking about that image for the past few months and how I would react to such a sight. In truth, I would probably head home. But, when I made Day 7 I was thinking I would challenge the idea of letting fear stop me from accomplishing my task. I would accept his warning as a challenge just as I challenge the words, "You can't make money being an artist." I would climb up the tree, unsheathe my dagger, carve the words "Here are the slayers," into his pitiful warning and walk toward the danger knowing it was soon to be my territory. 
Be bold. Slay whatever dragons dare to think you are a meal and conquer what lands no one thought you were capable of stepping foot on. Be dedicated. Be passionate. Be incredible. Be a dragon slayer.