Is it bad that I'm only favoring contest entries that actually follow the given theme? (in reference to the 'Draw Your Dreams' Contest) Lemme explain: The theme is to draw YOUR dreams i.e. GOALS for your life, they even say it in the contest description. And yet, 75% of the entries are like, actual dreams or fantasies. Yes, art is up to everyone's individual interpretation, but, I entered the contest, I followed the theme as provided and it just really bugs me. I think it bugs me mostly because I followed the theme and yet there are currently Top pictures which have NOTHING to do with the actual theme. It also bugs me because, the point of a themed contest is to challenge oneself to portray another artists idea, not draw your idea of what that idea is ('specially when that idea was made EXCEPTIONALLY clear!) I dunno...I don't really care about winning but I wouldn't mind it. But also support those who actually tried really hard to express their dreams and goals instead of just drawing some fairy or nightmare picture. I was really excited to see the entries for the contest because it's like a look inside someones soul. But sadly, people have disappointed me on that end. The plus side is there are TONS of beautiful entries and are deserving of praise, but just not for this contest. I do suggest everyone go take a look at the entries, admire and please vote!!
Aside from that, I'm slowly and randomly drawing things, but school is kickin' my butt and by the time I have free time, I either wanna sleeeeeeeep or mindlessly watch TV. Inspiration comes easily but formulating that into a decent idea and then being motivated without becoming discouraged is the tough part. Being discouraged has become a theme lately. Maybe I should illustrate that, get it outta my system. I have a list of things I really want to draw and/or write, so hopefully I can find the focus power in January when I have no students. My schedule gives me some free afternoons next quarter, so, it seems promising!
Otherwise, I'm doing good. School and work are stressful but they keep me busy so I'm not sitting at home being lazy or moping about. Long distance relationships suck, but it's a learning and growing experience for shore!
I hope everyone is doing good, I'm horrible at keeping in touch but I do care! Love and See y'all in a quarters time LOL