First Post! Chronicling My Journey To Becoming a Better Artist...

Ah's the thing that I've avoided after all this time. Not because I hate it, but because what's there to write about??? I've tried starting a blog TWICE and twice it has failed miserably. But now I have two reasons and it's gonna be my New Years resolutions.

1. This blog is going to help me push to become a better digital artist, and ultimately a better artist in general. My best friend and I were chatting in a diner, she told me about this amazing thread at entitled "Journey of an Absolute Rookie" About a guy that was an absolute newbie in art and become pro in just a year. The really amazing thing was that he posted his progression for all to see. From his rookie sketches to his master paintings. Not being shy about it and having a lot of encouragement from fellow forum members, he achieved his goal.

It's awe inspiring and it's a story that I think everyone should learn from with anything that they pursue, not just in art.

You can read his posts here: "Journey of an Absolute Rookie"

It touched me so much, I'm gonna start posting my own artwork and progression, pushing myself to be better, instead of giving the lame excuse I always give. Hopefully I can achieve it.

Example: I did a noobie piece of Padme from Star Wars. Then another one to see if I progressed. What will happen in another 3 years???

2. I've also started an etsy shop: Lunatiger's Swarovski Critters and Crafts and my second reason is to promote like crazy. But not just my stuff oh no...YOURS TOO! Yep I want to help promote you. I've learned so much from etsy and have seen truly amazing arts and crafts that it's also inspired me to do better and give back. I'm gonna start a monthly promotional listing of artists who need to be seen and if my blog can help, I'm honored to do it.

WHEW! WOW lots to do! Am I getting in way over my head???

Sorry for rambling so long, you'll see a lot of rambles from me. If your still reading this, then I thank you and urge you to go back and create!


  The Great Ethan Allen

January 15, 2009 at 4:49 AM

welcome to the blogsphere! just think that three more years will do!

  Itsy Bitsy Bracelets

January 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM

I love your blog title very cute! welcome I think your going to like this! I think I may be your first follower! yippie


January 15, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Congrats on the new blog! Your progression with the Padme drawings is significant.


January 15, 2009 at 12:51 PM

You're off to a great start. I'll check out your etsy shop.


January 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Welcome to the club! Lol

Wow, you have truly progressed in your art and I am excited to much more you'll progress!



January 15, 2009 at 1:39 PM


I'm totally new to blogging too. I've done lots of surfing lately and am learning. I love the motive behind yours!

Your artwork is well done!

So I added myself to your followers and I'm really looking forward to your posts.

Best wishes to you,


  Mics AKA Lunatiger

January 15, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Thanks Dawn I really appreciate your support!


January 15, 2009 at 2:38 PM

You're very welcome! Please drop by and visit me too, if you like, at:

Maybe we can support each others new beginnings!



January 15, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Wow, that is so neat to go back to the same subject and draw it again. You can definitely see the increased depth in detail and your shading and those eyes look so beautiful!!

  Mics AKA Lunatiger

January 15, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Thanks Margaret, Love your shop so I hearted.