Sycra Art InstructionWednesday, January 08, 2014
Good afternoon, dear readers! :D
Recently my sleep has been even worse than ever before, but last night was better than it has been in weeks. My energy levels are usually super low, and I do not feeling like doing a whole lot (which includes blogging). Then I get stressed out because I want to be more active on my blog, but then it starts feeling like a chore, and we all know how that goes.
Thankfully I got a bit more rest than usual this morning (despite my stupid panic attack last night), and I have been a bit more productive. :)
Lately I have been more focused on my art (more traditional, like sketching and painting on surfaces other than nails), so that is one of the reasons why I have been absent so much on my blog.
I have also been taking more time away from my computer, which I know is a very good thing, but still leaves me feeling a bit guilty over my absence here (and on visiting and commenting on other blogs).
So, while I cannot guarantee when I will post as I don't have a set schedule, for my peace of mind I will just say that I will continue to update my blog and I will not abandon it (heaven's no!), but I will probably have less frequency in my posting compared to last year. I want my blog to continue to feel enjoyable, instead of something that I 'have' to do. I hope that you can understand (and I am pretty sure that most of you do :)).
And who knows, maybe one week I will post only once and the next I will post once every day. A lot of it depends on how inspired I am at the time (like today, for instance!). XD
Recently my sister (who is an amazing artist!!) recommended an art channel on YouTube for me, as I have been looking for instructions and tutorials to improve my skills.
I am forever grateful to her, because these are some of the best tutorials that I have ever seen!! :D
Sycra (the artist who owns the channel) has videos on everything from perspective, colour, to anatomy and lighting.
For the short while that I had been attending animation in college, I did not gain the level of understanding for perspective and tonal values as I have just by watching some of his videos. He has a very soft and easygoing voice, and makes for an incredible instructor. He explains things in such a way that I can understand what he is teaching almost immediately, and I have been able to retain that information in my head (which is saying a lot, with my ADD XD).
For those of you who are interested in art and hope to gain a bit more understanding and appreciation for it (as I hope to!), I sincerely cannot recommend his channel enough:
Here is a link to his YouTube profile.
Thank you Sycra for your incredible help, and thank you to my incredible sister for her awesome tip!!
Have an awesome day, my friends!