I have started working on a better process for going from pencil and paper to the ipad pro. It involves a lot of picture taking – and I am going to have to start tracking versions. This post is more for myself, a way of capturing my process so I can remember for next time. It all started with some crappy sketches Then I took … Continue reading a bit of process… (DJ Teddy Bear)
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?
In an effort to work on original compositions, I have been searching for some reference material for an idea that I have for what I am calling a ‘dreamscape’. The initial idea came from the above image in which a little girl holding balloons is standing in a field of flowers. At first I was tempted to just do an artistic copy of this image as it … Continue reading On stealing – like an artist. (Dreamscape Composition Plan No. 1 )
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…
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?
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
I have been doing a little bit of artistic soul searching and along with it, I have been exploring the world of podcasts! I came across Alyson Stanfield’s Art Biz Podcast and as of right now the episode of note for me was about knowing what ideas are worth pursuing. If you haven’t already had a chance to check out Alyson’s blog or podcast, I … Continue reading OH! The possibilities.