I have said it before, I’ll say it again: what I love about being an artist is being as real, as honest, as vulnerable, as authentic I can with you guys not just about my artworks but also about life as an artist. Trust me. It’s not as easy as it seems.
This post I am not confident about but still taking the courage to share this. What you guys often see is the final artwork and some behind the scenes in my videos and photos. But today I want to go deeper.
You don’t see the struggle of setting up the camera and making a tripod out of a sketchbook and a bottle of moisturizer to get the correct height. You don’t see the minutes spent trying to get the perfect zoom to film. You don’t see the process of selecting the right thickness of paintbrush to match how intricate the pattern is. You don’t see the frustration of too little water too much paint or too much water too little paint. You don’t see the amount of tissues used in the process. You don’t see the painty hands and arms. You don’t see the washing and clean up process of the brushes. You don’t see the trying to find good lighting to take a picture. You don’t see the failed drafts of papers and canvases thrown away. You don’t see the tears and smiles. There is a lot that goes into it. A LOT.
Sharing with you some behind the scenes photos of what my set up is actually like…