[Updated january 2024]
I'm sharkinthepark (or sharkint) and I paint as a hobby.
My goals are to improve my art skills and develop a loose painterly style. There are many art fundamentals, and I grasp almost none of them 😅 but I'm trying. I'm inspired by artists like Taran Fiddler and DarkGem.
The main reason I upload is to give back to the community for all the amazing art they've shared freely.
How often do you post?
Erratically, maybe once a month. I make a lot of ugly practice stuff that I don't post. Sometimes it accidentally looks good and I share it.
Why the name?
Sharks are cool. I wanted a unique name without trailing numbers that I can use across websites, so just "shark" is out of the question. I also wanted it to roll off the tongue. Rhymes have that quality, so I think that's where "Shark in the park" came from.
What is your art journey?
I'm self-taught. I bought a wacom tablet in my teens and had difficulty with the hand-eye coordination for about 10+ years, but it's ok now, I guess lol. A regular tablet works for me, and I'm not looking to upgrade at the moment.
I almost exclusively draw furry art because that's what interests me.
My core values and understanding of art come from these sources :
These tips help me :