Hey guys! Bea here
I battle quite often, with what I should say or what I should share in my blog posts. On one hand, I want to be raw, and honest about the things I go through and experience as a striving artist, while on the other, I don’t want to down the mood. I mean, it’s a lot easier to put on a front and pretend that making art is all rainbow and sunshine lol!
In my life, though, I’ve come to value honesty more than anything, and I wish to express that here by being unafraid to share the good, the bad, and the ugly. That said, the honest truth is this: Being an artist is hard work. Not only can we be our own worst critics, but I’ve seen doubt cripple many young talents, so severely that it has swayed them from their passions.
Part of the reason I suffer from doubt is because I question sometimes if I’ll ever be as great as the artists I admire. I mean it’s so easy to look at someone who seems to be better off than you, and assume they’ve got the golden ticket! But it was only until recently that I’ve spoken with some of those artists, only to learn that we’re in the same boat– both trying to be better versions of ourselves while striving to be successful in what we do. In other words, I realized I wasn’t alone.
Sometimes, the difference between overcoming doubt is knowing that you’re not alone in your struggle– that those whom you look up to, had to fight through the same things to find their own success.
That bring us to today’s Sketch Card- Hellchild
Grimm Fairy Tales: Angelica Blackstone
One of the things I love about doing sketch cards is that I get to pick who I want to draw from a pool of characters, and typically I always go for the characters I think would either be really fun to draw or those that I feel I can resonate with. In this case, I chose one that I resonate with.
“ANGELICA BLACKSTONE is half-Greek god, half-vampire, and she’s pissed! When she is brought back from the dead and given a new lease on life by monster hunter Liesel Van Helsing, Angelica joins a gang of Viking vampire junkies living in the underbelly of New York City. But she has a hell of an ax to grind with her absentee father, Hades, who she blames for her death. All hell is about to break loose! “
First thing’s first, I like the greek god’s, I dig vampires, and I love strong female characters who can fight! I’m inspired when I draw them because I’m reminded that sometimes what it takes to succeed in what you love doing is to fight through the odds and win against your own inner demons, which is ironically what this character does.
Of all the cards, I think this one represents my passion, to not let doubt win, and to always be a better version of myself with each passing year, and I express that, not only in the character I chose but also in the choice of color and pose.
That’s it for today! That leaves us with 2 more sketch cards in the lineup. Anyway, I hope you liked this post, and as always, till next time, Enjoy!