|Posted by [email protected] on June 23, 2014 at 3:40 PM|
So I had wanted to do weekly art updates but as you can see that did not happen. The reason for that is because I have 3 jobs, very similiar jobs (child care assistant, lunch supervisor and respite worker) but still they are a time issue and excelling at them takes a lot of my attention. When I can get to the point where I can make $100 or more per month off art I will consider it a 4th job, currently it is just a hobby. Turning art from hobby to job would require time for marketing and creating. Plus I'd need time for exercise (I love to hike), socializing and the stuff you need to do but don't really want to do (oh chores) so I'm going to have to become a master of time management. I'd say I am good at time management but not yet a master.
I have started a new series of drawings. I purchased a National Geographic Birds of North America Field Guide. I am using it to make small ink drawing of different birds. Each bird comes with a short description of why it is amazing. When I'm all done with the bird guide I will get myself more National Geographic guides, mammals, insects, marine life etc. Eventually I'll offer the art for sale, cheaply, about $10 each.
This is the Anhinga. The amazing thing about anhingas is they like to swim underwater. However, unlike most water fowl, their feathers are not coated with water repelant oil so they can not fly right after swimming, they must allow their feathers to dry first. So they pose in the sun, stretching their wings out.
A Pelican. The wonderful thing about pelicans is they have a pouch under their beak that they use as a fishing net. Pelicans work together in large groups to corral huge schools of fish together. Then they swoop in and scoop up the fish. The pooch is much larger then their stomache so they have to make sure to drain out all the water before they swallow.