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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Don't be Ridiculous!

"Fat & Happy"
Colored pencil on Bristol Smooth

I have often felt that I would never be taken seriously if I created only cartoon-ish-y art. In fact, that has been true, as I have been rejected at times as a serious artist. I have even canceled listings because when I looked back, I felt it just wasn't good enough. But, there is plenty of "serious" art that doesn't make me feel good, so what good is it after all?

Eh, who cares anymore?!!! I think the goal here is to do what makes you happy, and what you seem to be good at performing. I'm still not sure what I am best at performing, but I'm turning a new leaf and I am no longer going to pout that I haven't really painted a still life since college, (and I'm not upset about it.)

Also, I've been afraid to say I would begin my painting a day challenge just because I know I'd be bound to miss some days. Screw that charade as well!

So, to start small, I will create an aceo a day! Maybe I'll work up to the oswoa size for the Daily Painter's site! I will post some and throw in some more Rhinos and history lessons! yay! I hope you will follow my blog for a little fun now and then!

Smelly Rhino's Blog

For all of you who are illustrators and whimsical artists, power on!

Have an inspired day!


pinkglitterfae said...

You go smelly rhino!!
I think your critter is absolutely adorable!

I love this post, you have a great attitude. I do appreciate people who have superior skills for technical work, I don't have the time or patience right now, so I produce whimsical fun ACEOs. You got to do what makes you happy.
Keep doing what your doing :-)

smellyrhinostudio said...

Thanks Pinky! snort!

韋于倫成 said...

弱者等待時機,強者製造時機~~gogogo ....................................................

IrelandBrady said...

I REALLY like this "Happy Dog"! He makes me smile (broadly) every single time I see him!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

I agree, if your not doing what makes you happy, why do it!

I love this ACEO, lol it brings a smile to my face!

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