I've been feeling more "limited" by the size of paper I use than usual. When I started drawing I was on 5x9" paper, and eventually that got to be too small for me. Then I moved on to 9x12" paper, and that felt HUGE by comparison........but then that eventually got to be too small for me, too. Then I moved on to 11x14" paper which, again, felt ginormous by comparison. Now 11x14 paper is starting to feel kinda small for anything other than waist-up portraits and I'm looking at my 14x17" paper to step up to next, but there's one catch.........I can't scan anything larger than 11x14". Part of the issue here is that most of my ideas for compositions are somewhat large-scale and so, if I want to actually pull it off, I'd need to draw objects much smaller, which means I wouldn't be able to draw in the little details and textures that I'd like to (I already have this problem with my current compositions, and those are all scaled-down interpretations of what I wanted to do). Besides, at the current rate, I'd probably just feel limited by 14x17" paper in 6-8 months as well anyways. So, after a few more traditional drawings, I might try to push towards doing everything digitally.
I actually have a tablet (Wacom bamboo capture. I bought it when I started drawing like 2 1/2 years ago, actually) but, even after I took the time to get used to using it, it's just outright too small for the size of my monitor (24"), so most everything I do on it comes out squiggly and sketchy. Still though, I'm really considering just going digital to overcome this paper limitation. (Well, ok it's more like my limitation than a paper limitation - other artists do AMAZING large scale work on 11x14" paper - it's just that I'm nowhere near that level yet, so I need a large work space to compensate for my sloppiness and lack of precise control) I feel like things would be much easier for me if I would save up and buy a larger pen tablet, like the Intuos medium, but I'm also looking at the fact that my current tablet is more familiar with dust particles than it is with being used, so I'm afraid that I'd just end up wasting precious money on a tablet that I won't even use. Bah, I don't know - I'm just a bit frustrated right now.
I guess for now I should focus more on simply drawing regularly - with or without a new tablet or digital medium, drawing regularly will yield improvements in my artwork, so I guess I'll just put this whole digital transition in the back of my mind for now.
And, on the subject of drawing regularly, I'll be taking requests if people are interested. That's always a good way to keep me drawing. Feel free to comment if you want stuffz.
Edit: Wow, I actually didn't expect to get people responding like this, haha. I'll make a list here to keep you all updated on my progress:
1. (Progress: Complete!)
2. (Progress: Complete!)
3. ( Progress: Sketching...)