Change can be good, right?

For some time now, I always found myself to be bothered with my artwork, every time I posted a new painting online. Mostly because I’ve been trying to incorporate everything I know into it, and probably missed one silly little thing. Sometimes it’s worse, because I managed to completely mess something up and didn’t notice it until it’s too late, and sometimes it’s just something I wish I’d done entirely different altogether.

In this aspect, I’m probably like any other artist. Never happy with my own work the minute I call it “done”. This time however, I played it smart. I wrote everything down I wanted to incorporate into the painting, and when the time was there to revise it, I found myself to be perfectly on schedule, so to speak. So that’s why I present to you -with a small amount of personal satisfaction- my latest commission for @DJCookie, a very sweet fantasy & DnD-fan.

I tried my best to give it that unique vibe she wished for and to add every little detail that makes her DnD character so unique. She’s supposed to represent an Aasimar. What that means is that they look like humans, but they’ve got these shiny eyes instead (amongst a few other features). She’s supposed to represent a healer with a very deep hate for anything undead. Hence why I couldn’t help but to add them into the background. I’m so considerate, aren’t I? Anyways, should Miss Cookie be reading this: “I hope I didn’t let you down, hun”.

Now for something entirely different.

For those who are regulary visiting this place, you’ll notice that something has changed. Every once and awhile, I get fed up with my current ways of working, or just feel the need to change things. Mix it up, if you will. Keep it loose and all that. So that’s why I decided to join an ever-growing group of people with a responsive layout design for their blog/website. This way, you and every one else who views these articles on their mobile devices or any other way than on their computer, will be able to read them in a fancier way then before. I chose this particular theme, because it has a more serene feel to it than the last one.

So, have a look around and let me know should you hate/love the new & improved look.

Right, time to end this shameless self-promotion and to get back to my drawing board.

Cheers,
me.

Be The Change You Hope To See In The World

Be The Change You Hope To See In The World

Be The Change You Hope To See In The World

That.

Right there.

It’s a sentence that struck me like a lightning bolt. Well.. not really, otherwise I wouldn’t be sitting here anymore. But figuratively, it still did. And how. Let me take you back a few weeks, back to when Hannah Brencher, a devoted blogger and founder of MoreLoveLetters.com first wrote her article concerning the fundraising goal over at Sevenly.org. She’s been a example to me for quite some time now. Sort of represents the good of humans to me. It’s a lot to uphold to. And many a people support her in that everlasting struggle. For some reason, she wrote it so profoundly, so honest, that I felt like participating. But whenever I saw this message for the first time, that’s when I truly knew I wanted to partake. The folks over at Sevenly did a great job designing these slogans, ’cause it grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go.

Be The Change You Hope To See In The World.

I know, all the folks reading this, will now go like: “Wow, I’m not used to all this do-good stuff on this blog? What happened, where’s the art?” Well, to those I’d say to bear with me, it’s for a good cause, and you know, it’s a fancy shirt and all that too, you know? One of the reasons I really adore it by the way. For those good folks reading this and wanting to purchase the same tee, I’m afraid that isn’t an option anymore, since the folks over at Sevenly work with actions that go for just a small amount of time before being replaced with the next one.

Again, I think they did a great job with this particular action. So just as the folks over at Sevenly promised, I’m proud as ever to have purchased this tshirt, and am ever so happy so show it to the world. Not to show of with what I have done, but rather to tell the world to ‘be the change you hope to see in the world’. It’s a rather powerful sentence and I hope to uphold that promise to myself at some point in my life, where I’ll be the change I want to see in the world. But for now, I’ll stick to my art, and to actions like these.

Now, where did I left my brushes?