After my latest attempt at digital painting, which came out a lot better than I expected but not as great and I would have liked, a few people suggested that I focus on the environmental art because that’s what stood out. This got me to thinking about all the different kinds of painters there are and how some people just need to hear the words, “It’s OK, you don’t have to be good at everything.”
Looking back, the art from my childhood consisted of mountains, mountains, hills, and more mountains. I attribute that to growing up in Alaska where we were surrounded by mountains. But I was also surrounded by people, houses, cars, animals, ect. So why didn’t those catch my interest?
The truth is that some people have a natural talent or interest in certain kinds of thing. That doesn’t mean we can’t learn anything more, but it may help us to look into our past and think about what kinds of things we did before we started reading hundreds of tutorials. If we could all paint and color everything “perfectly” then art would be pretty boring.
So, what kinds of art did you do as a kid?
What kinds of art give you the most enjoyment?
What kinds of art frustrate you to the point of trashing it all?
A couple of Digital Artist video interviews:
The Digital Art of Patrick Toifl www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX5W-M…
Interview with George Hull www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc2HMF…