Hello! I really love your art, you have such a unique and colorful style. I was wondering if you have any tips for other artist? Like how you color the way you do, it looks really amazing!
Hey Anonymous!! Thanks for the kind words!!
As far as coloring goes, Part of the reason my style is so colorful is because I’ve accumulated a lot of colorful pens and markers to work with. That means I have several different shades of blue or green that I can use to outline and then create dimension with. This can make my coloring feel more dynamic than just filling in something with one solid color (Not that I don’t do that sometimes, most commonly with the pure black figments). Even if you don’t have a lot of colors you can still achieve the effect by coloring more solidly where you want it darker and letting the paper come through where you want it lighter.
I don’t feel like I’m explaining this well at all. Maybe I’ll try and make a post sometime down the line that shows my standard coloring process is steps.
But the truth is while I have a way of coloring that I’m fairly comfortable with now that doesn’t mean I don’t change it up and experiment. I love to pull back with color and do mostly black and grey with one or two color pops. I like drawing the figments or whatever I’m drawing in black and white and just coloring a background around them. It’s all a process with no completely right or wrong answers.
Since my manager is in the hospital I didn’t have work today. I got up early and went to Target with my best friend, and then we spent the rest of the day studying in my apartment. We studied quietly and alone for a little while until my roommates woke up and came into the living room to do homework with us. Even though our kitchen table got pretty cluttered, it was kind of refreshing to be able to sit back and see all the productivity.
We started planning a spring break trip to Maine and somewhere along the way we ended up sharing stories of good winters and sledding incidents from when we were younger. It was a really good day, and I was glad to have extra time to get work done.
Last week I didn’t work out as much as I wanted to and I didn’t eat very healthy. Even though I was already down emotionally, not maintaining my health didn’t help with my mood either. This week I’m hoping to get back on track and find my balance again.
Ok I planned on getting to just chapter 12 before college starts again (barely finished chapter 5 yESTERDAY and I’ll be moving back to UCLA in just about a month LOL). I really had no motivation for anything school related this summer but I guess it was a good break??
Going to start chapter six right now (LOOOL). When should I start packing hmm