I’ve been on Instagram for several years now and generally post pictures of new work there, and sometimes images of work in progress or random interesting things.
In an attempt to cull and curate my Instagram feed/profile I’ve decided that I’m going to go in and delete a bunch of images that don’t need to be there. Instagram isn’t an archive, nor is it a portfolio – but I think I’d like my profile to be more like a portfolio.
I did the same thing with my Facebook account not too long ago, it was easy since I wasn’t on Facebook much anymore. It’s not that I want to delete social profiles, but lately I think I just want to reduce the noise.
I’m in the midst of posting a series of drawings that I made in Albuquerque, New Mexico last week. I’m posting them about one every other day or so. I’m not sure how long they’ll stay on Instagram – I think new stuff will get posted and hang out there for at least a week. What are your thoughts?
I’m on YouTube now. I have been for a long time, but I actually started a channel for uploading art videos, and uploaded a time-lapse video of drawing last week.
I’m working on my second upload now, which should be posted today, tomorrow, or the next day. I’m hoping to post about one video per week, sometimes older drawings, sometimes brand new things.
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Sunday, August 25th I’m inviting collectors, artists and friends to join me in an afternoon of food, drink, friends, and art. Work from 20+ years will be on view and available for purchase: prints, drawings, sketchbooks, paintings, mixed media. The event is at a private location in Claremont, CA. If you’re interested in attending please email me, there are a limited number of spots available.
Last week while doing dishes I sliced between my pinky and ring fingers of my right hand pretty deep. It’s been bandaged and healing but for a bit it was very frustrating to draw. This drawing was a bit painful to create and I think expresses some of the pain and frustration.
drawing: pencil outlines get inked, followed by colored pencil and then intricate ink details last. There are some times when I don’t sketch the idea out in pencil first, but lately I have. It takes a little longer, but it’s easier to see where one thing will go under or over another.
If you’d like to see this drawing complete, and others like it head over to my Instagram account: john.otter.art