i bought my first quality colored pencils (https://www.derwentart.com/en-us/p/0700671/professional/pencils/derwent-colored-drawing-pencils,-5mm-core,-metal-tin,-12-count) and discovered that using pencils is actually enjoyable. they are so smooth! the colors are so nice! drawing trees is delightful with these! here is a quick test picture in my tiny sketchbook.
bare chest but i've hidden the nipples (behind a transparent object like a smart person)
i joined some people on a two weeks long swimming trip. during the night we were swimming the length of some river or canal near the sea, and during the day we visited cities on the bank and slept under the trees. the night sky and sunrises were breathtaking, especially combined with the deep dark water. they were nothing special for my companions, who go on such trips often, but for me it was once in a lifetime sight
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another dream painting: a god of a land came to its inhabitants living happily in a group of peaceful villages. He offered to fulfill one their wish. The people discussed for months what the wish should be, it turned into quarrels and then wars that were for years destroying the land. Finally a survivor was looking at the desolate landscape and thought that the best thing a man can wish for from a god is a peaceful mind.
i dreamed about this boy with special lower eyelids that enabled him to see things about others that he could exploit. at new university he was isolated from his bad influence group of friends and started to change for the better. he was scared by the change, that he is becoming someone who he is not, whom he doesn't know. he grew a third eye on his jaw, with it he saw himself, but he kept it closed, not liking what he saw.
i want to return to using a small sketchbook that i started a year ago, but stopped repulsed by some ugly drawings. so i covered them up with acrylics (some hues that i don't normally use + white) and painted on it some landscapes in gouache. it was really pleasant to paint on the brush textured surface.
The Shapeshifter, a cute animation that was frustrating to make but I really like! I really wish I had more time for stuff like this.
Also does anyone have advice on how to reach out to writers or good writing communities? I'd really love to do some small collabs of illustrated short stories/poems.
Dragons, people with horns and plants on their heads, clouds, lakes and stars.
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