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Hello everyone,

Sorry for being away for so long again. I was busy with some major changes in life. As I told you in October, I have finished university, moved to Austria and began to explore my relationship with art. So in November I signed up for a coaching program with Matt from It was definitely the right thing to do. Matt made me think and decide on huge things. After the first coaching call I had a list with 26 questions to think deeply about - all of them concerning different parts of the big picture, the body of work I would like to create. I discovered some astonishing things about myself and decided on so many important details, found my focus. During the first weeks Matt also helped me with figure drawing skills and practicing anatomy. I still find practicing anatomy one of the most boring things to do in life, but I already get the rewards when working on finished stuff, so I'm at it more regularly now. I even made my own drawing cast from clay last week^^ But back to the coaching experience. During the second coaching call we realised that it was time I worked on a big project to make me see that I can do it. So the rest of the coaching was dedicated to the process of creating a portfolio test piece: Schmetterlingstanz.

I learned a lot in the process: How to use references in a professional way, that I need to do color sketches after the first value sketch, to simplify shadowshapes and that soft edges mean movement. That it helps to find some keywords / a short sentence in the sketching phase to guide me through the whole painting. That I constantly need to focus on the emotion I want to convey and that it is a good idea to listen to inspiring music while painting.

Sadly, the coaching cycle is over now. It was so much fun and I'm sure it has saved me years of figuring things out. Maybe even a lifetime. Without the coaching I might still ask myself if it's ok for me to dream about being a professional artist. Whereas now I'm on track. I'm already working on the next piece, practicing regularly and I have a clue of what I'm actually doing. For the first time in my life my dreams feel real and achievable. And with your wonderful support I know everything is possible. Thank you everyone who is with me on this journey :hug: It means a lot to me!

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WaleedAlMalki Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, Ruth! :party:
SparksflyStudios Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey Ruth! Vas ist los? (I hope I spelled that correctly).
kinkajoomotion Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much for the watch :glomp:
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meena12 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanx for the llama:)
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JeanneyLost Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi RandomDeviant, für die tolle Gallerie gibts ein Lama! Hooray Llama Badges
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