>Art attack

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Today’s the day I get serious about preparing for my gallery showing in April. After meeting a friend out for breakfast, we headed to Troy so I could pick up some arts supplies, then a craft store to pick up frames, then I came home and got to work gathering the preexisting pieces I have for the show so I could assess what new projects I want to work on. (Everything I have is “old” work and all has been shown in one of my two previous gallery showings.)

My show will be a mix of super hero/fantasy type illustrations, male nudes and figures, and some other more personal pieces. I work in pencil, pen and ink and work from both the imagination and photographs.

One of my favorite things to do (besides sketching men from live nude models) is re-imagining classic male-female images as male male images.

See how calm I sound with all of this? I’m not. I’m already panicking and wondering what I’ve gotten myself into. I’m hating all the pieces I have and stressing over creating new ones. You’d think having done this twice before I’d be calm about it, but I’m not. What if my show is unattended or poorly received? What if I’m a laughing stock of the art community? What if I’m kidding myself believing I have any talent or that my artwork is worthy of a gallery show?

Uggh!

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8 Responses to >Art attack

  1. >Breath deep. And carry a sharp pencil with you to stab anyone in the eye who says you don't have talent.

  2. >Hey Sean – You'll do fine!! I can't wait for this show – we've been holding out for the heroes.

  3. Ur-spo says:

    >try not to panic; think of it as a jolly good party with no expectations other than the opportunity to do so. everything more/else is extra.

  4. Buddy Bear says:

    >I'd love to live model for you one day. By the way, sexy cross-legged pose on the bed…. you've got calves to die for!!

  5. Will says:

    >OK, now that you've got the self flagellation out of the way (and may I say that you've done an excellent job of it), time to get to work.

  6. >You will be amazing because you are amazing!

  7. >You're talented and you have balls.

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