Thank you! Your video was really helpful! I had trouble catching what kind of paper you used for your stencil though. Could you please clarify? Thank you :)
No problem! You can use a variety, something like card stock would work well, I used cheap watercolor paper that was lying around. Cheap stuff is always good, like 90 lb or something. Cardboard would work fine too (the compact thin kind preferably), though you might have difficulty cutting out intricate things.
Your stencil shirt it really nice! If possible would you explain how you made those? If not, I understand with you selling them. Thanks!
Thanks! Yeah for sure. Tell you what, I’ll make a video tomorrow showing the process. :] I tried typing up the steps, but it’d be easier just showing you. Expect a video tomorrow, thanks for the question!
I know you hear this a lot, but I just came across your Tumblr today and I cannot get past how amazing you are. Your talent is something I find unique and you're truly gifted. I'm one of those people who wish they could do what you do, but I can't. Not a lot of people can create such well crafted art. That's the beauty of it I guess. I wish you the best of luck with your work! You're amazing! <3
Wow, thank you so much! I’m really flabbergasted by all the positive feedback my art has been getting really. I appreciate it, and I’ll make sure to keep up on drawing. Having such wonderful followers is really a great driving force. And by the way, if you have a passion for art, just keep drawing! It takes practice and dedication, but I believe you can produce wonderful things. Thanks again! :]
This probably sounds silly, but how do you know what colors to put where on your art, to make it look like his has some sort of depth?
No question is silly, thanks for asking! Well I tend to go with my gut, but in some projects I’ll do color comps where I try out sketches with different color approaches. But I always try to keep in mind the way color reacts to the color around it. I also like bringing tints of each color into other parts of a piece to unify it and bring it into the same plane a bit, if that makes sense.
Choosing colors is always a bit of an experiment. Its easier if you know your color wheel and are able to utilize color compliments, which bring each out the vibrancy.
Depth-wise, cooler, duller, and darker colors tend to recede, though there are exceptions to every rule, it just depends how you apply it. Color is huge to any piece though, experimentation is definitely good! There are also basic color schemes that any artist should familiarize themselves with. For example, the simplest scheme is analogous, which is mainly one small spectrum, ex. red orange yellow. But including bits of its compliment, blue, brings out that color more and can create strong focal points.
Also, just look at works that you enjoy. You may find out something you can apply. Using the compliment in shadows is also a good trick. If you’re painting a red ball, coloring one side with just a hint of green can really bring it out. And experiment with throwing other colors in there! Too much can get muddled, but it can also end up really wonderful. Happy drawing!
Mhm! You and Haylie are such a big part of this. I’ve kinda adopted this and the hummingbird as my symbol, haha. Lovelovelove!
PS this morning I went to a District meeting, I think I’m gunna start doing editorial illustrations for them. And I kept thinking you should totes get involved too, you could definitely bring in a lot of great stuff. :]
Plus I’m probably gunna do illustrations for the Fashion Show, so I get in for free, holla!
I have a saying that I keep coming back to about Savannah, and that is “It gets no weirder.” Day to day, month to month this is the weirdest environment that I’ve observed to date and that plays a large part in the art that I make while here. I find myself…
Generally I don’t reblog things, just because I like to restrict this blog to my personal works. This is an odd sort of exception I suppose, but kind of not. This video captures a collaboration of sorts. Every person there was crucial to creating that moment, and my roommate, the talented Charlie Curran (who I encourage you to follow) pulled a lot of that together in video. And hey, you get to see me naked with a massive snake wrapped around me!