26 mars 2013

Milestone

Last week, I finished a piece. It's not great. It's nothing special.
And even if it was a piece made for a new portfolio project, it probably won't end up in said portfolio.

Still, it's a milestone because it's the first personal project painting I've finished in years. Procrastination, self-doubt and a thousand other things kept preventing me from finishing anything.

So here it is:


It's 20"x16", acrylics on illustration board. I only have a crappy phone picture because it (obviously) doesn't fit in my scanner and I probably won't have it photographed professionally.

I'm aiming this year's porfolio at trading card game art. (Like Magic: The Gathering and several others.)
I used Wizards Of The Coast's card database to pull a random card. I simply masked the illustration and used the card description as my brief.

I just wanted to share this with you. Hopefully, the next one will be better. And the next. And the next.

Anyways, I'll keep you posted.

2 commentaires:

Mel Milton a dit...

I ( you should already know by now..) totally understand where your comin from. Its milestones and accomplishments that are the fuel for growth and im glad that youve shared you progress as its helped me take steps id been wantin to take.

You rock. Heres to keep on keepin on!

Louis-Philippe St-Laurent a dit...

Thanks, man. You're right.

And what's funny is that I didn't even want to put that piece on the blog. It was a victory I was determined to savor alone.

But then my girlfriend told me: "You're putting that on the blog" half in question, half in affirmation.
I agreed. After all, why not?

And it was a good thing just for the sheer amount of support my friends, family and colleagues have showed me.

Again, I say it: Thank you. =)