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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Signs of Life

It's been about a year since I've gone back to painting after a really long hiatus. For the greater part of the previous months I've been considering carefuly if I should finally switch carreers to start doing something I truly loved doing. It wasn't until I spoke to an old friend that my decision was finalized. I will no longer be going to Art School to study Fine Arts. I think that I've spent the greater part of my years after college in Systems and Network Administration that it would be a waste of time and resources to switch carreers at this point. So instead of going full on FA I will instead reinforce my I.T. knowledge to hopefully fetch a better wage... and with that decision I finally put the final nail to my romantic self and embrace the pragmatic. A soldier of life can not, afterall, win his battles if all he has is heart and passion. What good is the brain in your head if you ain't gonna use it eh? hehe... This of course does not mean that I will abandon art and painting. No sirreee... not to be arrogant but I think I can learn what I need to learn without having to go to school. So with that said here's a quick update on the current piece:

Very messy. This is as close as it's going to get in terms of the likeness. I've yet to work on the hair. I'll definitely make it and the skin a little darker. The good news is she already likes it and it definitely looks like one of her one hundred faces. :P

On another note, I've been a little preoccupied playing Super Powers 2. It's nice to see your country get out of foreign debt even if it's just a game. Being able to modernize the AFP and create a few nuclear ICBMs (for protection!) was definitely a plus too! ;)

I also made a few updates on the links section. Check it out sometime.


shink1m said...

The painting is topnotch. The cutout effect may have been an untoward effort but it looks better to me. Keep it up, man ^_^

Salubri said...

my second nudge for the day. i'll take it as a sign that i need to finish this piece real soon. :D

the cutout thing won't be there when it's done and i'll do my best to blend her into her surrounding so she doesn't stick out like that. you caught me sleeping and being lazy. ;)

(sticks arms out into the air, hands dripping with red paint... or strawberry jam)