This week I finished reading a book that suggested we should focus more on what we love doing and are naturally good at. This is where the magic happens and value is created almost effortlessly. Personally I think it is a difficult question to answer. For some people, you might know the answer straight away. For me, this is something to mull over, swirl it like a good wine in my mind. Your subconscious brain knows more than we realise. Perhaps the answer is already known, it just need to come to the surface. Anyway, it is something I shall ruminate over.
A good time for me to think deeply is while I digitally draw landscapes. Once I have finished the draft outline of all the shapes and layers, I go back over it carefully, rounding out any wonky edges and making lovely curves. I draw with my finger on a touch pad. Primitive perhaps but I have a flow now. I might move on to a tablet and pencil one day. I like the simplicity of my process and rounding out the curves feels a bit like bopping up and down in gentle waves. Curves are nice.
This beach is called "Eternal Beach" and it was a challenge to decide how much colour and detail to give the rocks under the shallow water in the foreground.