Time is just slipping away.
And I'm writing this journal entry so I don't have to look at my entry from February every time I visit my page.
I can't think of anything to say.
I'm learning to do digital paintings. I'm crap at it. I'd like to take a class, or three or four, on drawing or painting. I'm just worried that I'll choose the wrong class and I won't learn much or I'll learn stuff I actually already knew and it'll be a waste of time and money or I'll take a class that I don't have enough prerequisite knowledge for or a whole slew of other things.
I'm entirely self-taught, and right now I'm just learning by eyeballing and analyzing the work of artists that I really like (like littleulvar. Mainly littleulvar) which is reeeeally slow and reeeeally tiring and I know it would be so much faster and easier to take a class because I'll learn theory and things that I didn't even know I didn't know and I just really like getting instructions. Less thinking.
Don't get me wrong, I like my brainpan and I like using it so much it starts to smoke but only sometimes. Other times I just want to do what I'm told, be useful, let people give me a job and then admire my handiwork. Because let me be honest, almost everything I do is to impress others to boost my self-confidence. I'm working on changing that, but for the most part, I need praise to feel any self-worth.
Uh, back to classes...
I was saying that I'd like to take a class because I want to learn rather than carry on with no method to my madness. I'd say I'm good at sketching, but I think I could be better. I absolutely suck at painting and working with color in general, so I'd definitely want to take a class that would teach me how to work with color, but I probably need to improve my drawing skills before I do that. I don't really know.
Anyone have any advice?