This year I won’t be doing the #mermay challenge because I’ve been growing tired of doing this type of work, and I’m not sure I want to continue on this path. To me, art is an expression, I like to convey stories and feelings through my paintings and I haven’t found the motivation to do so in a long time. All I had been doing lately is a bunch of pretty faces, but that’s not me, I don’t like to paint just for the sake of painting.
As you can see, I’ve been trying different things, something completely out of my comfort zone and it’s making me extremely happy. It helps me deal with my job and my lack of interest in my personal work. It’s given me a purpose too— to get into concept art and leave the animation industry to get into video games. This is the first time in a while that I’m actually looking forward to the future.
Anyway, enjoy these closeups of a mermaid I painted last year.