A Kiss for the Drowning One

As I mentioned before I wasn’t able to get the fashion illustration for this Wednesday done – soo much stuff going on! I’m just 4 pages away from finishing the pencil sketches of my comic (extremely exciting!) and I will start inking and uploading them once I get back from my holiday (Scotland I’m almost there!).

In my last post I gave some explanation why I’ve chosen to do a mini-series on selkies (some fancy seal-mermaid-creatures). I once heard a legend about them being truly evil monsters in disguise. Especially the girls. In that legend they are said to lure their victims – mostly young fishermen – to swim with them and then the selkie would drown him.

In this context it might seem a bit … semi-romantic … Here’s my take on it!

 

Selkie's Kiss

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Just my thing

Since 2012 I was able to get a glimpse of a truly wondrous place – the world of art and illustration!

Before I stumbled into it I never even thought of the fact that some people really turned their hobby into their job. And to be honest – I can’t think of anyone who would do that job if s/he didn’t really love it. I experienced a broad spectrum of emotions while trying to get as good as some of my idols. I very often reached the point at which I just wanted to quit. Just put those pencils away and stop worrying about it. And every time I did put the pencil down and walked away. Within 5 minutes I’d be back.

I figured I just couldn’t stop that easily. I’m constantly in a love-hate relationship with my own drawing because it rarely feels like it’s good enough. I have heard myself saying “I’m quitting!” countless times. Not once did I really mean it. Art is just too awesome to let go. Turned out it’s my thing. for better or for worse.

I hope that everyone has that one thing he feels about that way. It would be a waste of potential, no matter what your thing is.