Hi everyone! Some of you may know me, some may not. So I’ll do a brief little intro here as my first post before I get into the good stuff a la blog.
So Hi! I’m Lindsay. Ever since I was a kid I’ve had a hand in many different creative ventures. I spent a lot of my time as a kid drawing animals, mostly birds and pokemon, and as I got older I transitioned more into writing. I segwayed back into art as a teenager, and now I both write and do arts in my free time.
Most of my art is 2D and wildlife/fantasy based. I’m currently practicing realism (if you see my previous works you’ll likely noticed how very cartoony things are). I’ve also just recently started trying out for some of the state duck stamp contests. I’m hoping one day to start trying for the federal.
In other aspects of my life, I was always a huge animal person, so I decided from a young age to be a vet. When that didn’t pan out I turned to zoology to be a zookeeper. After graduating I got my first full time keeper position and worked there for two years before realizing some very important things. I love animals, but I didn’t so much like working with them. It made all the pets I had at home more of a chore….
So I decided to go back to school more recently and pursue a different route, one that wouldn’t stifle my love of animals. This career choice led me to the Digital Animation and Visual Effects school. At the DAVE school I’m studying lots of cool things, from modeling to animation, compositing and VFX. This is slightly more art based in nature, so it plays off my love of creation but it’s different enough from my 2D art that I do not feel overwhelmed by art.
This blog with follow my journey through school and beyond, as well as explore my WIPS, painting process, and whatever else I find of interest to discuss. This blog is not intended to teach anyone, this is simply my way of sharing what I’ve learned with the world, and whoever might sit still long enough to read all of this. If you happen to learn things from this blog, wonderful. If you try my methods and find they’re not for you, that is ok as well. As my instructors have pointed out several times, it doesn’t matter how you get the results, so long as they work for you.
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to the journey.