…for this 30-day writing challenge! I think in my case the name 30-post writing challenge suits better than 30-day writing challenge lol. Anyway, cheers!
I can’t say I love writing as lightly as I’d say I love drawing just yet, although I feel like my writing is slightly improved after those 29 posts I made. I said slightly, ’cause I know my writings still suck. But hey, look!
This challenge has been fun and I’m glad I did this. I cheated by skipping some days for whatever reasons, but I know I’ve done my best!
Here’s the list of what I’ve been writing this 1,5 month:
Some posts are related because most ideas came from my former posts; means an idea is grown. The more I write, the more ideas I have. Just like the more I draw, the more I feel inspired to draw.
Soooo.. this won’t be the last time you see my writings! I want to try having my own domain or writing on other platforms like Medium, but let’s see. And I probably won’t post as many as I did before, but yes, there are more to come!! If you have any theme regarding art or anything else you’re curious about, just hit me up 😀
Thank you to everyone who’ve been reading my writings, I appreciate you a lot XOXO.
You know what’s the best thing about digital art? You can undo every stroke you made. No worries about those careless, unintended lines. You can redo it as many times as you want until you’re satisfied. But it’s also the one thing that makes me love traditional art more.
Drawing traditionally makes me more confident when I’m doing a stroke. Once the ink touches the paper, there’s no going back. If by any chances you make a mistake, you just gotta embrace it. None of my works are perfect and that’s perfectly okay.
Sure, digital art offers endless possibilities. But then again, so far, I think nothing beats that feeling when a pen tip reaches a paper. There’s a therapeutic feeling when seeing the ink flows through blank space. There’s a satisfying sensation hearing that squeaky noise of a pen hitting the paper. There’s a sense of belonging to each piece I made, somehow.
My hand’s now sore for I spent most of my Eid holiday drawing on the iPad, and I gotta admit, digital art is indeed addictive. Then yesterday, I finally back to ink and paper, and I was like, “Daymn, I miss this.”
I know it seems unfair comparing traditional art that I’ve been doing for the last five years to digital art that I’ve only started last month. But this is honestly how I feel right now. I don’t know if my opinion’s gonna change within years ahead, but let’s see!
I just finished my Procreate for Beginners course! I’m getting a bit familiar with everything after completing all four projects. I’ve written about the first and second project here, and now I continue!
Art block adalah keadaan dimana seseorang merasa tidak memiliki ide, inspirasi, atau motivasi untuk membuat sebuah karya seni (Aida, 2019). Lol jk. Tapi memang kurang lebih seperti itu yaa. Hihi. Kamu pernah mengalaminya juga?
Aku pernah, bahkan cukup sering. Ada waktu-waktu dimana aku punya banyak kesempatan untuk menggambar (alias gabut), tapi saat menghadapi sebuah kertas yang masih kosong, tidak ada satu pun ide yang muncul. Do I suck at this? Keraguan selalu datang di saat-saat seperti ini, yang pada akhirnya membuat kertas itu pada akhirnya tetap kosong.
Banyak distraksi lain yang terasa lebih menarik dan kurasa akan membantuku lupa bahwa aku tidak pandai menggambar. Kemudian saat aku mulai termotivasi kembali dan mencoba mencari inspirasi dengan melihat karya-karya lain yang luar biasa bagus, hal yang malah terlintas di otakku adalah, bahwa sebanyak apapun usaha yang aku kerahkan, gambarku bahkan tidak akan pernah mendekati level mereka walau hanya satu jengkal.
There was this one video on my YouTube recommendation that led me to a (FREE!) online course named Procreate for Beginners and I immediately went straight to the site. The course took about two hours (excluding your practice time) and it will give you every necessary thing to get to know the app. It’s a project-based course, so by the end of this course, you will have at least four artworks like these images below. I’m only halfway, but I feel the urge to share this here!