Monday, April 7, 2014

Luis Dagostino Portrait




Something I did last summer. Very fun but challenging at the same time. Portraits are always challenging to me, but maybe that's why I am so intrigued by them. 

Well, basically he is an actor from a show called "The Vineyard". He actually saw the picture on Instagram and left a comment for me. I was screaming with excitement at the time. I was convinced by my sister to share the picture. 

I usually just draw stuff and kept to myself, which I don't think is a bad thing. Somedays I think that young artists should keep there work to themselves until they are more comfortable to share it. No need to go looking for approval with your art on social media at a young age.  

Self esteem is fragile during those years, I know mine was. When I was 12, 13, 14 I kept my art in my sketchbook and only showed it to my friends every once in awhile. I guess what I am trying to say is that I used that time from then till now to develop confidence in my work. I was also not comparing my work to other more better artists back then as much as I do now 
(a habit that I am trying to break) XD 
(My old Instagram name was lizzdoesart)