It was nice to finally dedicate time to being creative. The week went well and I actually produced stuff. I felt fully inspired and encouraged to carry on my creative journey.
I stuck to my timetable and made sure I was flexible so that I could incorporate a self-paced business course. The course MATS, MBA is taught by the very wise and successful Lila Rogers and Beth Kempton who share their wealth of knowledge for creatives who want to make money from art. This gave me a great boost and confidence and also made me feel optimistic as well as providing some useful insight.
Another thing I loved this week was investigating and recreating some work from 2 artists that I admire, Helen Dardik and Ragonia. I approached my pieces of paper with no expectations as I am aware of my skill level and the different use of mediums. I just went with the flow and used what I had available to me.
Fun with Faces
Finished a Skillshare class called “Fun With Faces: Create a Stylised Digital Portrait” by Charley Clements. I followed along and made a rough version. Really enjoyed these classes, especially the process of creating my own portrait.
An artist and illustrator based in Canada. She produces beautiful work including surface patterns, designs on children's toys, beautiful botanical paintings. I had the pleasure of meeting her in Rotterdam in the Netherlands last summer when she hosted a painting workshop.
A freelance illustrator based in Seattle Washington. Has created editorial illustrations, surface designs, and book illustrations as well as selling her own merchandise including prints, totes, stickers.
Read a brief summary of all the movements and highlighted the ones I want to explore. I have been drawn to Ancient Egypt, Aztecs, Mayans, and tribal art before. I started with Ancient Egypt and created a Pinterest board. After pinning a few items I used my iPad and procreate to create a quick color palette and did some quick rough sketches of a beetle and the eye of Horus. Art history is defintely an important step in my creative journey so will be doing sessions like this weekly.
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