Is realism overrated?
Here’s my “improvement” from 2010 to 2018. The green beetle was my first attempt in oil and my golden beetle was my second painting in acrylics. It’s interesting to see the difference between one and the other. I do have to admit that I had way more fun painting the green beetle. On 2014 I acquired the important knowledge of values and thus ever since, I’ve tried to implement it on all of my paintings, to the best of my abilities. It’s funny that the more I learn realism, the more I love a more abstract and loose brush stroke. So, going back to realism, it’s definitely an important skill that every artist has to go thru. But, don’t get lost in it either (if ur a beginning artist). The paintings that have taken my breath away have been paintings that are not realism at all. Instead, they tell a story that just captures you and throws you into their world. The next time you find yourself criticizing the heck out of your art, just remember to keep at it and eventually you will find your way.
Aujourd’hui c’est devinette 😯. J’ai filmé une vidéo hier en rapport avec la Fimo... la food... peut-être 🤔. À votre avis? Et dans cette vidéo je refais une vieille création! Mais laquelle? Haha... Je vous laisse mettre vos pronostiques en commentaire ci-dessous👇🏽. Allez c’est parti!
Ce sera la vidéo de vendredi 17h30 💁🏽♀️. -
Happy 17th birthday to my not so little baby brother💕 #thenvsnow
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1️⃣0️⃣ Y E A R S
This was my first original character that I actually cared about. There were few before but this lil girl was the first character that allowed me to explore story telling, character development and character design. I first drew her in the summer of ‘08 where she’d star in ink drawn comics on wide ruled paper. Over the years I stopped drawing her but I never forgot about her. Her name was Sanora.
Last year, when I tried to take a Selfie, I had to use every portrait filter I could use: smaller face, soft skin, large eyes, and so on. Now, while not being finished with my diet, I am proud of how I look - without face-enhancing filters. (I still love me my #nostalgia filters)
Letztes Jahr habe ich eigentlich bei jedem Selfie alle möglichen Filter benutzt, um mein Gesicht gut zu finden. Ob nun ein schmaleres Gesicht, weiche Haut oder große Augen, all das habe ich benutzt. Und klar, ich bin noch immer beschäftigt mit meinen Diätplänen und es gibt auch mal ein Ab und nicht nur das geliebte Auf. Aber alleine zu sehen, wie sich die Konturen meines Gesichts ändern, ohne irgendwelche Filter zu benutzen, ist großartig.
Der Nostalgie-Filter ist dennoch das beste.
Admiring the progress!
In Feb I thought I nailed the look and now looking back I'm questioning my judgment 🤣🤣🤣 Where is the definition!? Even now I look at the current and I'm saying to myself I could've added more brown but 🤷♀️ We only go up right?
Never give up because there's always room for improvement! .
Wowza, I hadn't done one of these but here goes...I tend to have this habit of trying not to look at old work, but I found some... looking at what I draw now? I feel like I tried new things, and i allowed myself to strive more and that's a great feeling. I'd like to redo a piece~ I think that would be fun.
Does any one else have that habit of hiding old work? Or just me?
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2016 vs Now
Same black dress. Different wedding 💁🏻♀️
Two big factor between these two photos
TIME & CONSISTENCY
2016 I was just starting back up in the gym, and I was learning about tracking macros
But I had just started the journey
Let’s be real I was not consistent
Usually the weekends I would fall off track, and lacked a big piece of the puzzle which was being consistent
Fast forward to NOW
Time has passed and I’ve kept working out and been consistent with my nutrition
This isn’t a 30 day quick fix type of post this is to show you that fitness is part of my life
I’m here for the long haul
Progress takes times and consistency
Quit looking for the next quick fix or the next fad diet
Instead commit to having fitness enhance your life for the long haul
Progress takes time and consistency my friends
‘Dance with me Daddy’ I take him by the hand, like a prima ballerina, on top of his shoes I stand.
With my first and favorite partner, we glide across the floor, By the sparkle in his eyes I know I’m loved and adored.
He is charming and funny, he is big and strong.
We laugh, I twirl and giggle as I follow him along.
We dance into each other’s hearts.
Sweet memories 2007/2018 ❤️ #fatherdaughtermoment#dancing#thenvsnow#alwaysmynumber1
then vs now, 12 years apart, i think i have said this many times, but chibi is cute but it destroyed your anatomy, i have had a really difficult time to learn the fundamental again since i skipped anatomy classes a lot, such ignorance and arrogance