what makes for evocative illustration?

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time in the bathroom…not doing bathroom specific activities…  especially when lunchtime or recess rolled around. It was the best way to avoid looking so alone. I am sharing the above illustration as my first attempt at an evocative illustration  — as prompted by an upcoming “class assignment” for Mark Mitchell’s Online Illustration Course which will … Continue reading what makes for evocative illustration?

Ever closer to the c*veted artist statement…

If I were forced at gunpoint to choose just 3 works of art to call my favourites from a list of all work done throughout the course of human history… I would have a hard time, as I am sure any art lover would! But thinking very seriously about some of the notable artworks out there, and what I might like to call my favourites, brings to mind for me three … Continue reading Ever closer to the c*veted artist statement…

Who is this blog for, anyway?

This blog isn’t just for me anymore. As much as I like reflecting and talking to myself about myself … I have been doing a lot of thinking about the ‘point’ of this blog. Who do I want reading this (besides my first and most loyal subscriber… hi mom!)? Who am I helping? Who will get the most value from what I am posting?   Emerging Artists: … Continue reading Who is this blog for, anyway?

Compromising with your weaknesses

We all have weaknesses, and facing them head on isn’t exactly easy. But what if, instead of having to battle our weakness we turned it around and used our weaknesses as an advantage, a personal style? I have a short attention span, I get disinterested in my work when it becomes overwhelming, generally speaking if I cannot finish something in less than 4 sittings, it … Continue reading Compromising with your weaknesses