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I was thinking about a recent conversation I had with a fellow Steemit user about my artwork and the first thing that came to mind was the different kinds of challenges I often face when it comes to creating art.
I'm personally not a fan of "adulting" but it is a necessary evil, if I may say, and artwork has become one of my ways to recharge. Art, however, isn't without it's challenges; sometimes thinking of what to create isn't as difficult as figuring out what medium to create it with. I tend to use multi-media which includes but is not limited to Copic markers, Prismacolor Pencils, water color pencils, pastels, graphite pencils, charcoal, white out, and the like.
I also use sketch pads, marker pads, multi-media paper, scrapbook paper, and other materials to create my artwork on which leads to my primary art dilemma: what should I use? Sometimes I find myself scribbling in a sketch page with a color pencil and then switching to marker which then leads me to creating nothing but scribbles. Those pages become my experiment pages where I test different mediums and different colors, sometimes with a goal in mind and other times with none at all. Sometimes I have flashes of inspiration and other times I attempt to doodle my boredom away.
The result of this has led me to possess many incomplete art pieces which I do dislike sharing due to my perfectionist nature. But, here it is:
This is a long time incomplete picture of a character in Deemo, a rhythm video game created by Rayark Games.
I have always been told my writing is pristine and that I should write a book by hand and while I have made attempts in the past, I never really had any particular reason to fully commit to the completion of that task. Recently I have been inspired to take up the seemingly insurmountable task of writing all the books of the Bible by hand. I came upon the idea of doing this because I have been reading a book, "How We Got the Bible," by Neil R. Lightfoot (interesting last name) which talks about the canonization of the Bible and how there were scribes who wrote the Bible, verse by verse, by hand.
I must admit, after I wrote about half of Genesis Chapter 1, I began thinking, "God, why do you have to repeat yourself so much? Can't you just talk about how everything was created and then at the very end say, 'And God saw that it ALL was good.'?" And, "God, do you really need to add this much detail?"
If I ever write a post about the challenges of creating a manuscript of the Bible, I'd probably call it 'Scribe Struggles'. Be on the lookout for that post, you'll probably find not a few here and there in my multi-media blog.
That's all for now, thanks for joining me!
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