As the title no doubt suggests, this journal post is about my awesome friend.
What's that I hear you ask? Who is this awesome friend in which I speak of?
Well, let me explain.
For the past few weeks I've been having conversations with one of my great friends who is in my art class outside of. At first it was somewhat awkward due to the fact that she had a mic and webcam to talk to me with while I could only type to her. However, not long after, I got a webcam and mic of my own. Since then we've shared a good few conversations online.
It wasn't until a few days into the conversations however that she offered to make me something. She too is on DevientArt, and is a lot more popular than I am on it, and she offered to draw my own character in her area of expertise, this being sonic characters. I accepted and have watched her draw the majority of it from my detailed description (and it is going pretty good might I add). During the making of this though, while I was gaping in awe at her drawing skills, she made a suggestion. She told me to try drawing a sonic character myself to see that it was slightly easier than I was thinking.
And so, I started the drawing. There was a shaky start, and then it improved slightly. That is until I started putting more details into. Overall, I'm not too happy with it, but it's my first attempt. As first attempts go for me, it's alright actually. It's not great, actually it's dreadful, but I'll be uploading soon anyway.
It's probably best to say now, this is not my thing. It is not, and never will be, my thing. Sonic characters area Sinead's area. I'm just trying it out by her request. I'd never be able to compete anyway
I never would have been able to finish it, or even start it, without her encouragement. That's actually the same for a lot of my things in art. When she was there, I would talk to her (or sometimes not which I feel a little bad about) and I would get work done, just her being there was enough to inspire me to keep working. Whenever she wasn't I got impatient, bored and just generally tired of my work a lot quicker than if she wasn't. I never seemed to get much done at all.
Does that make me a little too dependant on her for inspiration and motivation?
I don't know. I really don't know.
Regardless, she's pulled me out of a lot of periods of "artist block" and helped me through a few things that I don't think she even knew she was helping. I can always count on her.
But, back to art now I guess. Like I said, Skippy (my attempt) will be up tonight. I Never did get the chance to continue that painting because the teacher wasn't in to take us over the holiday. My attempt at this character, thanks to Sinead's help, has inspired me to try and attempt other characters from other things, have a variety of artist skills, so you'll probably be seeing some of them in the next few weeks.
I hope everything goes well and people actually like them