Repeating prints happening here at night while gathering knowledge and inspiration on Skillshare. It’s multitasking madness! I’ve come up with an idea that starts with making mistakes intentionally. The theme explores forgotten or seldom seen urban places and life found there. Let’s see if anything comes out of this…
Recently I have discovered watercolours. I never painted anything much more taxing than a colour wheel before, but suddenly I am obsessed with this medium. Maybe it’s a sign of stress being released that I can spend hours painting a tiny insect whilst ignoring events like graduation and the young designers spring exhibition. I feel very pleased with my new activity and hope that it can develop my illustrating skills too.
I have been very busy getting ready to graduate. Now only few more weeks left and then this is done. All of my courses are finished and now I just want to make use of the free facilities while I can and finish all of my unfinished business i.e dye yarn, fix clothes, use the laser cutting machine etc. My mind has pretty much checked out from uni already and I feel strangely free, afraid and optimistic.
How can one not be. I just completed my first course in illustration (Drawing Collections: Illustrating Stories through Taxonomies with Kate Bingaman-Burt)! Illustration is something I’ve always wanted to do semi-professionally, but haven’t because of an inner conflict with drawing. Losing myself in drawing guide books when I was younger led to me copying other people’s styles, not coming up with my own. This was because I thought that the more realistic something looked, the better it was.
Now it feels really refreshing to try again, with less judgement. I’m sure the style will come with practice.
A little print/illustration of my sweater collection: