Monday, February 2, 2009
A good thing...
My companions for the day... from the top...Brandon, Freckles,the ever serious, Ezry and last but not least...Space!
Nothing earth shaking happening today...I am shipping my most recent dragon off. This was a commission work. I hope the clients don't read my blog(if they do, my disclaimer is "I'm only human!") but it wasn't an easy sculpt. I had a front view photo to work off of, for a three dimensional sculpture. I wasn't even sure I could get close to the picture, let alone capture the creature's essence! The client asked for photos of my progress. I took them but couldn't send them. I wanted to finish it first and see if I'd done it! And then there's the whole thing about copying a photo...it's not from my imagination and that makes it a lot less enjoyable!
I sent them finished photos and the reply I got back was "You nailed it!" Gratifying, but I was going to tell them I wouldn't do any more custom work from photos. When an older friend of mine who's dealt with galleries etc. for years said, this is one of the down falls of selling your art. "You can limit yourself, or...do things out of your comfort zone, and in doing so... take the chance of growing as an artist and learning new things!".................Damn..............I hate that when I think some one's right and changes my mind!!!! So needless to say I took the next commission. Now my daughter, whom I work with every day, can listen to me cuss A BLUE STEAK as I sculpt the next DRAGON! Right now, with this economy the way it is...taking any job, is A GOOD THING!