Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Law of Attraction!

A few years ago, I ask the Great Void to make me busy!

Now I'm asking it to give me a break!!

For two years now, I've had my plate full without a single day to claim for my own work. I manage a couple of hours here and there to doodle down an idea, work in my sketchbook or design a simple ACEO card, but not enough juicy time to really finish an intricately composed piece of work.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm very happy that I'm this busy and having art directors seek me out for stuff that I really enjoy doing, but I whenever I look at unfinished ideas pinned to my cork board, I start wishing that I could afford the time to stop working on my client's work and finish one of doodles.

I really do miss working on my own stuff.

So this blog was created to help me kick my behind and finish works that are long over due. My plan for this task is to post images of the work in progress. Hoping that getting comments and suggestions will intrigue me to force the time into my schedule personal work in.

So I'll start with this one:

"She Travelled by Catfish" was an idea that came up years ago. I never finished it until I got an email by a buyer wanting me to finish it.
Well I did and it turned out horrible! (This is the under drawing). So she asked me to do it over and she'll wait for it. Well, she's still waiting.
So I'll re-tweak the under drawing and digitally paint it.
I think..........

I'll keep you posted!

Om Shanti Everyone!
~Pat Ann~


Emma said...

Lovely. I like how the mermaids' tails are very much like natural fish, and the little mer-seal (selkie?) is a nice detail. It really looks and feels like a traditional fairytale.

I hope to see you posting more in the future!

Shadow Bird said...

Hi Emma,

Unfortunately, I'm so overbooked with clientelle commissions that I cannot find anymore time to fit my own personal work in. However, I'm not giving up my blog, nor my ambition to finish the works that I have started before the commissions came in!
Stubborn as always.

BTW: Larry and I went to your website and all we can say is this... We love your work! And if you ever want to be adopted by a Canadian couple, just let us know! We'll feed you Chocolate Cake! ;)

~Pat Ann~

Elephantiasis said...

Man, now I have to keep track of BOTH OF YOU. What are you doing to me? All of this beautiful sketchwork is crushing me beneath a tide of awesomeness. Help!


Emma said...

Oh, that sounds lovely! Likewise, I would have to bake something nice if the two of you were ever to come to Florida. I do miss having four seasons, though!

C. Sandlin said...

This is lovely, but the whimsey of the catfish and rider makes me grin with delight.

Shadow Bird said...

C. Sandlin

I really need to finish this piece!!

Thank you for the comment.

~Pat Ann~

Shadow Bird said...

Hi Anthony!

Do you have a blog that I can visit?

~Pat Ann~

Craig Phillips said...

Wonderful Drawing! I am really keen to see the finish! So glad you and Larry each have a blog.

I am also now keen to scoot over and see Emma's work. Her profile icon looks very alluring.

Shadow Bird said...

Thanks Craig!

Emma's work is AMAZING! And she is really nice.

~Pat Ann~

Anonymous said...

love love love it (for a long time now :) )

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