October 11, 2008

Still Portfolio-ing

Don't call me a lazy bastard yet- I'm about halfway done, I swear! The hardest part is figuring out what I ought to toss out and what I ought to keep. Some artists can't stand the sight of their old work, but I weirdly prefer a lot of my old stuff to what I have done lately. I feel like every time I learn something new, my brain chucks out something in order to make room. These pages from my old, outdated portfolio show what I mean. Even though these drawings are crude and unrefined, there's a fun looseness about them that my current art lacks. I am tempted to keep these pages in, but my brain is telling me to make room for newer stuff. These pages had three years to get me someplace. Maybe the drawings I replace them with will be more of a success. I'll just look at these pages a bit longer and try to remember how to draw this way...


3 comments:

Magnulus said...

I can definitely see your old drawings in the stuff you're doing today, but I can also see what you're saying about the swooshy looseness. Personally, I really like the style you're using lately. The hunter woman with the owl is absolutely beautiful and has a very... "Jo feel". It's kind of... chunky and playful. But chunky in the good way.

Of course, ANY kind of goal for progressing your art is good, even if it means progressing by looking back.

Jo said...

Thanks for the nice comment! You're very encouraging. :)

Marcia said...

Wow, you don't know me, but I was just looking through websites since I'm about to redesign mine. Then I saw these 2 drawings and realized "HEY, i saw that film!" I went to SCAD for grad school, and your film showed at ANIMATE! the first term I was there. Pretty crazy and random to find you out there on the web! BTW, i loved the film :)