Hi, I'm Betsy and I'm writing a book about drawing backgrounds.
The book will be 100% FREE to download when it is finished. No Kickstarter campaigns, no "pay what you think it's worth", no donation button, nothing. I'm giving it to you.
"Why on earth would she do that for free?" You may be thinking, or saying to yourself out loud with awkward glances in your direction from nearby strangers.
I'll be perfectly honest with you: I'm considering a career change and this is a trial run.
I thought I wanted to be a professional artist for a very long time, but I've found out over the years that I enjoy teaching someone else how to solve their art problems more so than making art myself. Don't get me wrong, I'm not giving up on drawing or anything, but as far as "making a living" is concerned, I prefer to teach art over producing it.
Here's the problem though: if I were to try to be a "real" teacher, it would mean going back to college to get a teacher's degree/credential.—OMG, more student loans
— I can not emphasize enough how I am not
in a financial position to do that. Just no. Not an option.
But hey, you don't need a teacher's credential to write a book now, do you? So I decided to try it!
My goal is to finish the first draft book by
the end of March
um, end of May, but if I've learned anything about projects it's that everything takes 3 times the amount of time that you think it will.
I have a little progress meter above the polls to let you guys know how it's going.
Because of the vague release date, I will be posting small pieces of the book here on DA as I go, (like this one about Proportions & Scale
) so that my watchers will know I am making progress and not just going off the grid for months at a time with no results.
Hope you're looking forward to the book as much as I am!