I read this quote today I thought was cool, “Every creative person has that period of years where their work is not as good as they want it to be. They have incredible taste, and in having that taste they know that their work is not great, and that’s normal, everyone has that. Most people quit at this stage, thinking they’ll never make it, but every successful artist I know has pushed through it and just kept going.”

This is especially true for me. So far I’ve never gotten my work to look as good as the quality I have in my head. Or if I do, that feeling lasts for a few weeks, until I see all the mistakes in the piece and realize it stinks. However, this piece I was proud of for quite a while before I grew tired of it.

-Charcoal on paper
-Charcoal on paper

So I took a bunch of progress pics with this one. Click on the photos for details on how I created the drawing and what I used. I finished this in May 2016, and won Best of Show in my school’s yearly art exhibition.


Last month I found out drawing was published in the Summer 2016 edition of Celebrating Art, and won a High Merit award. I’m proud of this piece but it’s time to move on. I know I can do better now.


7 Months Later


I graduated High School. Wasn’t as scary as I thought it’d be.

Since my last post, I’ve:

Gotten my lifeguard certification.


Went to Utah again, learned lots.

Moved to Capital University.

Been published.

Made some art.

It’s been a good time. College gives much time to procrastinate. Don’t worry, I still have the 4.0, however I’m almost positive writing is better than watching hours of The Office.

My life in some pictures… I’ll be back soon to explain.

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