Hey guys....we just had Thanksgiving Day here in Canada...and I just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank-you to DA and my watchers and friends here. Thank You!
I've never really made a big deal about numbers and such, but I am truly honored by the amount of page views and followers I have acquired these past few years.
As of writing this journal, I am about to reach 4000 watchers. That is staggering for me! Thank you for the support!
When I first joined DA in the summer of 2008 I was a complete newbie to the inking craft. I'm a firm believer that if you really are passionate about something, anything, you will succeed. I poured myself into learning. It wasn't until 2010 that I really started taking the craft seriously. I have always said thanks to SeanE for kicking my ass and pushing me to ink more. It made me really push myself to get better...and the only way to do that is by daily practice! I honestly tried to ink a page each night. It took me many months and attempts to even finish a complete page....I'm not even sure when I got to the point that I was confidant enough to look at a page and say, "I can and will finish this" without hesitation.
To date I probably have 500+ pages in boxes and binders. This practice and experience has brought me to where I am today...and believe me, I am still learning and have much more to learn!
I also want to extend a huge thanks to all the talented pencil artists that I have inked over. I never want to take credit for great looking art....the original pencil artists did that. I was, and am, always just trying to do their wonderful lines justice.
So for all the artists out there that are learning, whether it be pencils, inks , or colours...keep doing it! Do it because you love it....if not, you will fail. We all have weaknesses and limitations, but the only way to overcome them is to keep pushing ourselves. Experience is built that way. Don't give up. I have had many times I have wanted to throw in the towel, but I look back now and am grateful for where I have got to...and am excited to see what the next years will bring.
So with that, I will get back to pushing my pens around the paper!