I'm just getting ready to add my newly finished oil pastel drawing to the gallery here, I'm very happy to say. I began this one, which I named Spillage for lack of another, right around the turn of the year. I had not expected to become so involved in this one, but it continued to grow on me; perhaps because it has absorbed a lot of the thoughts and feelings I've been trying to come to grips with. Half the time I love it, the other time I'm weary of it and can't stand to look at it... perhaps you know what I'm going through. At any rate I am honored to share this with everyone I've had the pleasure of getting to know a little, and of seeing all the amazing works of art!
Couldn't find any place drivable with a big enough flatbed scanner, so started reading about photographing artworks. I used a pretty crude setup, but got nice results. building a proper space for taking pictures of my drawings is next on my list now, after I get some work done figuring out what path to take for studying animation, a long term goal that I have always been afraid to pursue.. it will be interesting, and as I've said before, dA has been a catalyst for my renewed interest in my dreams.
I needed some other pictures to practice taking photos with, and ended up finding three more pastel drawings from 1997 in a cardboard portfolio. It was sort of shocking to see how little my style has changed since then. Not sure yet if that is good or bad, but most likely it is neither. I have a bad habit of trying to judge things that way. Those pictures turned out ok, so I added those to the gallery too, just for kicks.
Wishing all of you well, and I look forward to seeing your lovely works!