Aww this one was fun to read over! I remember how much time I spent cultivating these drawings and also a relationship with my cousin. I just came back from visiting her and her children and she's still one of the most uplifting people I know! It's always good to have family in your corner.
Having support from your friends and family can be more than just emotionally uplifting it can be financially helpful as well. Family and friends are an artists biggest support system. Our mothers show off our work to friends, our friends support us on social media, and occasionally our relatives are interested in commissioning a piece or they know someone who does.
In my case, my cousin was looking for artists and designers to come up with merchandise for her company True Conversations.
I still love these tips and they're still working for me! However, I have tried a new marker out for outlining from Faber - Castell. It's perfect! (and more affordable)
Working in marker was by far the most terrifying medium for me as an artist, solely because it felt like I couldn’t make any mistakes. Don’t like your pencil sketch? Erase it. Messed up a brush stroke? Paint over it. Went outside the lines with marker… *crickets* So this blog is a mixture of my love/hate relationship with markers and how I learned to embrace them.