How my art has improved over the past 9+ years
For the past 9 plus years I've been doing art every single day. Today is day 3541. I'm approaching 10 years straight and I'm looking back at how my art has improved. The biggest improvement I've seen is with my figures because I've focused on that most. But it reached a whole new level in 2018 when I put a purpose behind my work. It's the purpose that has given me more passion and drive to go beyond the traditional and come up with my own voice. You can see my journey here: https://chrisbeaven.com/daily-art/ I've logged all 3451 days so others can benefit. Enjoy! :) Especially the hundreds of really bad drawings and paintings, haha!
Your daily art log is an impressive journal, @Christopher Beaven, and I'm especially amazed by the writings in each post - you've not only been making art, but also taking time to reflect on your journey day after day. This certainly shows how much you care for this path you've been creating for yourself. In this particular painting from March/22 which you've attached here, I found it interesting how the brushwork on the figure seems kind of "Van-Gogh-y" when zoomed in, with the small strokes following longer wavy gestures across the forms. Also, I'm intrigued by what you've written here: what exactly do you mean when you say you "put a purpose behind your work"? Why was that only in 2018, not before? And how exactly do you figure it helped you reach a new level in your art skills? Just curious! :)