It’s strange how different I feel people react to my work on different platforms. Just between instagram and facebook, this image indexes very differently. Part of me thinks the age of people I know on facebook is higher and their tastes differ as a result.
Boy, for someone who wasn’t intending to do Inktober it certainly has taken up an enormous amount of my time! But that’s okay, it’s been nice after working on so many fully digital pages for so long.
I didn’t really intend to do Inktober but I ended up getting rather hooked on it. At Long Beach this year I ran out of ink in my best brushpen and didn’t have a backup. I did however pick one up a week later and started inktober-ing. Then I rummaged through old art supplies and found an old sumi painting kit I bought at the Japanese Garden in Encino years ago. If you are familiar with sumi painting, grinding the ink is something that isn’t particularly Con-friendly – but I am going to try and use some brushpens refilled using the sumi ink as well as find some sumi style brushpens.
I think it’s safe to say my old website belonged in 2008. Sadly, it stayed there for too long.
While it’s terribly easy to say I have tons of new stuff to post and brag and barf on about – the truth is I just wanted to nuke the site from orbit as one of my favorite movie quotes goes.
In just a few days I want to see how far I can get into making this website finally start doing some work for me and maybe even for some of you.
In the time this space has been idle I have let other internet tools become the front facing part of “me” – facebook, twitter, DeviantArt et al – all of them seemed to make the website feel inadequate to the task of representing the work. Better galleries, tons of users to connect to – didn’t someone already say blogging is dead?
Well, I don’t think it has to be. While some of the content that ends up here might be reverberated to other places, I feel like I have spent enough time on other people’s platforms, and should really start pampering my own.
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