27th November Update

On 27 November, 2012 by mathjorgensen

Heya,

27th November hit, and I have not even begun preparing the Nightmare Before Christmas image yet.

Due to work and the certificate I am taking I have been rather busy during evenings and working late, and I have had little to no time to work on the image. So far I have laid out some sketches and ideas and tried to fix some perspective issues.

The image will get finished, but unfortunately it will have to take second place to all the other work I have that needs to finished and dusted in the next few weeks.

Yesterday I was talking to some other artists on Skype, and said that I was swamped with work and that during my holidays I was going to really kick it up a notch and improve.

The response I got was that this was the worst mentality to have at all.

Now, I think the person may have misunderstood me or at least not known the whole background, and I didn’t bother going into details, but that severely pissed me off, because… what if he’s right?

I am horrible at procrastination. Really horrible. It’s something that I am doing my best to work at but which is incredibly hard to improve upon.

Once all my work for my certificate is over, I will have a lot more time to fit my art into. However, I need to make sure that I don’t just make room for it, but that that I prioritize it and make room for other things around it instead.

I can do this. I have already done this, and now with my certificate ending it will be much easier to do so again. I can and will do this.

During my holidays I am going to have to talk to my grand parents about my options, see what they think and listen to their input. I need to make a move soon, in order for this to actually happen.

To not make this too serious, here’s the first ever speed painting I did. It’s a surface research vehicle that I had 30 minutes to paint. I had no idea what I was doing, when I was doing it or how I was doing it. I was tossed into the deep end and sank like a rock. However, I’ve found that this is one of the ways to truly improve as an artist. To go where you haven’t gone before, fail, take a breath, try again and fail less!

Surface Research Vehicle Concept - MathiasJ

That’s it for now. Will be a bit silent due to finishing off my certificate and such, but will try and get some work done when I can!

-Mathias

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