To Glory! by Ryngs

To Glory!

Ryngs

13 July 2015 at 07:45:43 MDT

Birthday Present for Nick

I have known Nick for 20 years now. He finally gets art from me. Hard to believe what I can accomplish during an artist block. Completing this piece has helped me take steps to getting out of my lack of motivation/inspiration. I still feel its oppressiveness, but everything doesn't look like an impossible mountain, which I have to climb. I am very pleased by this one.

Artist block is a natural part of being an artist, and only time and experience can get one through it in a timely matter, and not all blocks are the same. My issue is I care too much for the work I do, that I give my self anxiety attacks over it. After a while these drag on my psyche, and exhaust me. Add some big time set back, disappointment, loss, or emotional state and “Boom” it breaks this artist's back. Leaving me feeling drained, hopeless, and uninspired; questioning all that I do, and all that I am. It is these times I seriously think abut running off and joining a clergy, or monastery.

Media: Acrylic on Artist Board
Size: 6" x 8"
Date: 2015

Any how, Enjoy [Grin]

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    Man, your work still blows me away! You should consider doing an art book. I have done several self published full color books of my works and would LOVE to see one of your stuff!

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      I agree, I have no idea where to start tho.

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        I could help. I know a great printer, good prices and I know how to lay out everything. If you wanted I can help.

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          I will consider it, thank you Grin

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    The detail in this, especially the armor, is astounding. I'm especially amazed at how much refinement and polish it has considering the board is only 6''x8'' (but that might just be amazing for me since I work in larger formats more often than not). Excellent work, as always!

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      I use very tiny brushes. I like working small for the time. They get done fast, but I like working much larger as they have a lot more room to offer potential.

      Thank you for your kind words. I am honored [Bows]

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    I find I have to eliminate a lot of common foods from my diet because they just give me overwhelming brain fog and make things seem much more difficult than they really are. I started improving once I was able to accept that it wasn't all in my head and that I couldn't change it through sheer willpower. Some people might benefit from that approach if they find they always end up beating themselves up over procrastination or laziness.

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      I do the same thing. I can't have Red 40 or Yellow 5 or 6. Red causes anxiety attacks, and yellow exacerbates my ADHD. Brian fog, sleeplessness, and pounding nerves are a good description of mine issues when I have had to much of both. If it gets to bad for to long I fall into disrepair, and just stop caring about anything. So, no artificial food coloring for me.

      But in spite of this, there are times when I (and other artist) just hit that wall. Its a way for your creative centers to say, "HEY! I am tired, and stressed, I NEED a break to recharge." Like I stated Artist Block is a natural part of the creative process. Its like a forest fire, it burns away the dross, and allows seeds to "come away", and saplings of ideas to grow. The forest fire still sucks tho.

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    Wonderful stuff, as usual! I have such a weakness for animal people in historical armor!

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      Thank you [Bows]

      I am a bit of a sucker for that stuff to, though I like high fantasy/historical my self. Grin

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    This is what you do with block. O_O words words words words words. You're awesome.

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      [Chuckles] Yes. This is what I do with block. I am just less productive, less motivated, and less inspired. The skills are still there [Wink]

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        additional words and you're awesome. >_>