So, as I have mentioned, I am planning to start portraits soon. And the more I say it, the more I post about it, the higher the chance I will start. So, I am starting this week. At least the taking portraits part. That part isn’t the actual update.
I have decided that since I am starting portraits and that will be my main objective I will be postponing blog posts for a bit. I have decided that I am going to watch the tutorials, search for tutorials on portraiture, and really study the art and artists for a bit. I will be updating my blog as well, maybe give it a new look.
I will still be around commenting and reading blogs, just fewer posts from me, and most likely no photo posts. I will keep updating if I come across something that needs mentioning. After the revamp and if my portraits really shine I will be doing a lot more publicizing as well. A lot more. Everywhere I can I will be telling people about my blog. I will even be promoting myself around my small town in hopes of people coming to me, or at least calling me, to take their portrait.
I have even been thinking about how I could turn this into a hobby that generates some money. Maybe even turn it into more than a hobby if I am good enough.
Hopefully you all won’t forget about me on my little hiatus and will come back to see what i have to offer as a portrait artist. But I feel this is something I need to do instead of watch a bit of tutorials, play with an image, learn more, play more. Instead I want to be able to do it all to one portrait instead of learning Photoshop as I take portraits. That way they will be more consistent.
No more than two weeks, unless something bad happens. And the only problem I can foresee is it taking me a lot longer to process a portrait than I am hoping, and I am hoping that is only take a couple hours each until I learn to streamline my workflow.
I could, theoretically, get some plug-ins for Photoshop and have them do all the work. But I would rather learn it all on my own instead of rely on plug-ins.