So I’m wrapping up a good three months worth of fruit sketches right now and I’ve been inspired to talk about my process. Everyone’s drawing process is different depending on the medium he/she works in, the amount of detail in the piece, and the artist’s drawing style.
I decided to pick one of my smaller pieces (this one took about half an hour total because I was filming at the time) and show how it went from sketch to finished design.
The end of May is a stressful time. For me, it was filled with exams, new projects at work (the interior design world thrives in the Spring) and the promise of Summer.
Trying to find inspiration when you’re so bogged down by endless lists of life chores that have to be done, let alone all the actual chores you’ve been neglecting can make you feel like you’re trapped in an artist’s quicksand… and sinking fast.
While I still wanted to draw, I didn’t have time to fully develop any drawings, so I came up with the #alphabetminiseries
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.
This month I decided to take part in the Instagram challenge called February in Bloom created by Shannon Higginbotham. The challenge is simply to spend the month of February creating works of art inspired by flowers. Now, I’ve been wanting to step up my wreath design game and work on sketching some different types of flowers so I got out my marker and started to sketch. Below are some of the “in progress” shots.