Anonymous asked: Can you draw yourself?
Anonymous asked: Did you ever thought about giving up on drawing? Like you hated everything you drawn?
I think that’s a pretty common feeling for artists to experience? But yeah, I totally feel that off and on all the time.
(This is all from personal experience, since everyone has different ways of handling things.)
I feel like art is a pretty constant struggle. It’s a lot of hard work, and sometimes it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It can be good to take a little break and get away from the cause of the problem, but sometimes you just have to draw your way through it. Try taking some time to draw something you like or use a technique that makes you feel comfortable. Try to do some soul searching and make lists of what you like about art and where you’d like to go. I also find that taking a break from tumblr can help, so I won’t be comparing myself to the amazing artists that I follow. It’s frustrating having to fight off the negative thoughts, but little things can help make it better.
I have such a long way to go, so I don’t know how helpful I can be when it comes to situations like that. But hang in there and keep at it! If you love making art, that passion will help you get through it! :)
Anonymous asked: How do you get your inspiration for your pictures, they are just so bright and imaginative!!
It sorta depends on what I’m doing. I’m a pretty sensitive person, so some of my more in depth illustrations are me putting my emotions on paper. I’m not always good at communicating how I feel, so I use art as a way to get it all out there.
But honestly, I mostly just think of what I like and draw that haha. I think it helps to find other things in your life that you appreciate besides drawing and make art about those things. Making lists of all the stuff you find interesting is pretty useful? I’m pretty hooked on things like bears and cats, so those will show up a lot in my art haha.
Also having an inspiration tumblr/pinterest is a pretty good idea!
I hope that was helpful! Thanks for your message! :D
Been pretty dang busy getting situated in my new life and job, so things haven’t really wound down enough for me to finalize any personal work.
Here’s a side commission I did recently though! :)
This is an album cover for a lovely single just released by Beya Likhari. You can have a listen over at Soundcloud! You guys should check it out!
Had a lot of fun working on this. I look forward to doing more side projects in my spare time. :D
Graduating college is, I believe, the most emotionally overwhelming experience I have had thus far. I can’t believe how ridiculous today has been. Tears and sentiments and fart noises and stupid jokes. I am overwhelmed with all sorts of feelings.
But I am so happy that I got to spend the “last night” with so many wonderful individuals. I’m so glad I got to be with everyone one last time (for now), and I can’t wait to see what all these cool kids will do in the future. It was a tough 4 years, but the bonds that were formed made it all so worth it! (That and the education but…you know)
Thank you so much to everyone for all the love and support; both online and off. I couldn’t have made it this far without all of you!
WE DID IT.
(Sorry for the personal post again. It felt right. More art to come soon!)
In the next few weeks. It’s looking like I’ll have a job at a lovely company out there, and I’m excited to start this brand new adventure! (although I’ll miss my Ringling buddies a lot :< )
Anyway, if there are any KC natives on here that might have some recommendations/tips or just want to chat it up, I’d love to hear from you! I’ve spent a good deal of time in Kansas City over the past several years, and I absolutely love it there. It’s definitely become a second home to me, but I feel like there’s still so much I have to learn. So yeah! I’d love to know more! If you’re in the Kansas City area and have some free time, I’d love it if you’d shoot me a message or e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sorry guys! I normally wouldn’t make a personal post on this blog, but since it relates to my design career I thought it was fitting. :D
Thanks for the love as always, guys! I’ll be uploading more after the graduation process has ended. For now… *furious packing*