|Digital Drawing with Procreate|
Friday, January 1, 2016
I can't believe 2016 is here already! I usually have my goals set early in December but I was waiting to hear some new information regarding goal setting from Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, who has a PhD in brain science and is a tenured college professor. As always she came through with some fascinating information. One of the new insights I got was that the purpose of goal setting is not to achieve the goal but to have the goal. It helps one to focus and gives us something to strive for. This is how I feel about creating art, ie. the importance and greatest value is in the doing not the end result. I set goals for all aspects of my life but for this blog, I only talk about art. Have you set any art goals for yourself this year? Please share. Each of us can be an inspiration for someone else.
One of my art goals is to gain a greater mastery over digital art. I invested in a new iPad Pro and the digital stylus pencil, mainly as a new drawing tool. So, my goal is to do a digital piece of art every day. So far, I am on track!!! This drawing was done in the app Procreate and I decided to use the pencil tool, 6B. I was very surprised at the variation of line I got by just altering the angle I was holding the stylus. Already learning something new!!!! This is exciting.
One of my other goals is to start teaching in my new studio space. I only have room for 4 students, so if you are somewhere in the San Mateo, California area and are interested, please contact me for more details. Right now I am planning it to be a 3 hour session every other week. I will be posting on Facebook and emailing my personal lists but this is the first place I have shared this news.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and and my best wishes for a creative New Year, full of the joy that art brings to us.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:59 PM