Monday, June 27, 2011

The First Step


Now that I've got your attention, please allow me to welcome you to my art blog: Welcome! My name is Lucien G. Boutin, and I am a budding graphic artist. There are several things I wish to achieve with this blog, and I will convey them all to you in this fledgling post.

I will start with a bit about myself and why I am starting an art blog.

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." - William Shakespeare.

Yes, I yelled "FIRE!", then quoted Shakespeare.

For a long time I had questioned whether or not I should embrace my only natural talent: Drawing. I went down several alternate avenues looking for something else, all the while being trailed by a nagging cartoon thought bubble. As time passed, the thought bubble grew larger.

It was my conscious telling me that I had already found what I was looking for, but fear was keeping me from acknowledging it. Thought bubbles are hard to ignore when they're textually yelling at you in bold all caps.

I am casting away my fears and moving forward. The road ahead is uncertain, but doubt won't keep me from taking the first step. That first step is this post.

The purpose of this blog is to share my scribblings, and myself, with you. My hope is that you will enjoy what I have to offer.

I am looking to grow as an artist, and as a person. I both welcome and encourage comments and suggestions.

I enjoy collaborating with other creative folks, so if you would like to work with me, I am all for it.

My style is generally cartoonish, cute, and sometimes funny. This is not my limit, though. I can be quite versatile.

If you would like to contact me, you can:

  • Leave a comment here
  • Hit me up on Twitter at @lucienboutin
  • Email me at

Finally, I will leave for you with a few examples of my recent work to give you an idea of what you can expect from me. I will try to blog at least once a week.

Thanks for reading!

P.S. - One thing you will learn quickly is that I have a thing for top hats.

A gift for a friend. Her cat made friends with a toad, and here I commemorate that friendship.

Gentlemen still exist. They're just muffins.

This is my cat, Creep. He is a constant source of inspiration.

Looks that kill.

This was mildly inspired by the Bush song "Greedy Fly".

A couple friends dressed as Nintendo Pimp and Nintenho.

A title card for a friend's internet review/vlog page.

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