Check out this site: Stipple Portraits – Hedcut Pen and Ink Drawings – Hedcuts – Stipple Illustration by Wall Street Journal Hedcut portrait artist Noli Novak. Whenever I see things like this, it makes me regret the move I made post college to give up on art as a professional endeavor. I was a very self-involved purist at the time and felt that I could never sell my artwork in any sort of large commercialized medium. I talked about my pieces as my babies. I was really annoying.
Now that I’m older (although probably not too much wiser; just better perspective), I regret that stance. I wish sometimes that I had gone full-force with the art, rather than full-force with the writing and education. Art is therapy to me. I was worried at that time that I would have corrupted my therapy by making it my business. Writing is also therapy to me and I now know that making it my business hasn’t corrupted its power at all. And art has always been the bigger therapy, so I sometimes wonder if I had taken the art path if I would be generally less stressed about things (not that I’m an insanely stressed person as it is).
I need to draw more…