I've mentioned before that my favorite social media tool is Instagram. I enjoy seeing people's lives (even if they are polished up and beautifully edited) through their square photos. It is probably the most visually inspiring place for me... and following people that inspire me is where my art often starts. There are a ton of amazing "photographers" (using that term loosely, as most are not actual real-life photographers) on IG capturing everything from their morning latte to their kids' quirky style~ and everything in between~ who transfer their own creativity through perfectly executed photo captures.
I have started to draw from my favorite IG feeds once a week. It is a good way for me to practice digital art from a place that I enjoy browsing anyway. I always ask permission before illustrating based on another person's photo; and then send that print snail mail as a 'thank you.'
These are my first two:
Top piece is from @ever_and_willa called "Everleigh and Willamina".
The artwork below is from @pics_missmaya and is called "Waiting for Pancakes".
I did them in two different styles, as I learn to use the brushes a little better for adding color...
I like sketchy art like the one above...because it feels messy and sketch-pad-ish.
The pancakes piece is more refined... but I am pretty pleased with it (compared to the first pieces I colored in a month ago:)
... I actually love this one:).
You can follow along my random IG artwork @kristacanary...
I'm still deciding on my next feed to draw from...decisions, decisions;).
The goal is to put a nice portfolio together with the end result someday being a children's book.
It is always about moving forward with your craft...
Planning things out to help you achieve a future goal, even if that is a slow process with far-away results...
Plugging along in ways that keep you inspired, motivated, and always practicing!
Happy Thursday, friends!