Woman With A Fan - WIP
Unfinished painting from last year. This was meant to be a practice exercise for me when I studied digital coloring, and as a student, I was asked to bring something to color in. I couldn’t think of anything to color and so I brought in one of Renoir’s paintings - Woman with A Fan. Renoir is also my mother’s favorite artist. I rendered it differently, but still with the original painting’s structure. So now the woman with the fan looks Asian. After so many months, I’m back working on it again - still practicing. I hope I get to finish this no matter how long, then I hope to have the confidence to work on my own illustrations.
No, I do not forget that I have a tumblr account. Been really, really, really busy the past month - we had this training about a new CMS (content management system) that we’re gonna use to build websites. Took more than a month on the midshift instead of the normal 2 week duration. I’m lucky to have at least an hour a day to work on personal artworks. That is, if I don’t feel so sleepy when I get home. I get home at 11pm, you see. The holidays are always the busiest time of the year for me, in a good way.
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
~ Stephen King
The Lazy WIP
I’ve had this habit of starting artworks and not finishing them immediately. I start something then, I start another one, and another one and another one. They just keep piling in. I know I need more discipline in finishing my artworks. I start illustrating something then I get lazy finishing it. I don’t want to blame the change of shift in my workplace. But that shift is a really lazy shift. I should know, cause I’ve had that shift lots of times when I was still practicing as a nurse. The 2-10 shift. (In our workplace right now, it’s 1-10) It seems as if time travels really really slow there.
I could cite some advantages being in that shift: No traffic. You don’t have to get up early. But still, the morning shift is the best for me. I could go home after work and do loads of stuff. Unlike now, I go home and I can just do so little, then doze off. Then I get up late and do nothing but prepare to run off.
One more week of the midday shift. I hope to finish one of them soon.
That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided.
Blake Lively, as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. She looks like sunshine to me, hence the inspiration for the colors of this artwork.
Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit.