what kind of gouache do you use? :) Dang you are a real inspiration and every piece you post Im just in amazement of how creative and beautiful it is!
Aw dude that seriously means so much, thank you! I had been using gouache by Holbein, and it’s really great stuff, I’d highly recommend it. But I found that it’s a bit (and by a bit I mean waaaay) too expensive for me to keep a consistent stock of the colors I need, so I bought an off-brand kit by artist loft, not expecting much from it, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality! My wallet was happy about it too, as the entire set cost me less than one tube of the professional grade stuff.
You are so amazing, what do you do to get inspiration?.. did i already say you are amazing :3 (sorry for my english :/ )
Oh thank you! c: So many nice messages today, aw. I get inspired by things around me, particularly nature. I get really severe art block where I have zero inspiration for weeks or months at a time, when that happens I go searching for new artists to admire and learn from. If you’re feeling uninspired, look around yourself, or within yourself. Ideas will hit you when you least expect it!
this has been killing me, but you've done it so well. How do you neatly paint in an oval shape cleanly? how do you create the oval shape like you've done in some of your amazing work. please? :)
Usually I just draw it with pencil and then fill it in the best I can with paint. If I screw up or the edge isn’t clean enough I’ll go back and put a darker layer around the edge, and keep going until I get it the way I want it (you could also clean up the outer edge with white paint). Or you could always mask the edge before you paint, with masking fluid or tape! That way you’ll get it on the first try, and peeling off the mask when you’re finished is always sooo satisfying c:
I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately, but it has pushed my creative energy right out the window. I haven’t actually finished anything in about a month (honestly I haven’t even started anything worth finishing) and I just don’t really have the motivation to do anything right now. This happens to me occasionally but this time I just feel completely drained. I want to work but for some reason I just can’t bring myself to actually do so, and it’s just left me feeling useless. I believe it has everything to do with the stress being thrown at me from every direction, so hopefully once I graduate and have some more free time I’ll be able to get my creative flow back in working order.
Sorry for the lack of stuff n things lately, I’ll be back at it soon, hopefully.
How do you deal with being uninspired? I get these points where I really want to create something but I can't think of an original idea. I look at other people's work and think I have something, but realize it is just a form of their work. Any tips?
This happens to me so often, it’s incredibly frustrating. When you’re looking at other people’s work for inspiration, instead of trying to mimic their style, try to pick one element you like and experiment with it until you’ve turned it into something that’s yours. Also, I also have a folder of images I’ve collected from the internet that I draw from when I’m uninspired, so I have something to work on even when I can’t come up with anything. If all else fails, take a break from it for a few days and just observe the world around you. Think about people and nature and listen to music and let yourself feel. You’ll be surprised where inspiration can come from!
Okay update hi so I’ve been feeling not great lately (mentally and physically, bleh) and my work flow has been suffering the consequences, but I am still planning on doing that video I mentioned before (like a month ago wow, I suck). Anyways I haven’t forgotten about it and this post is mainly serving as a reminder to myself to get some damn work done once in a while. That’s all. This has been a post.
Guys I got into MECA today and they gave me their presidential scholarship, I’m like so happy I can’t even formulate a proper sentence oh my god like there is a damn good chance that Portland will be my new home in 8 months and literally it’s the only place I’ve ever been where I’ve felt a sense of belonging, I cannot express how unbelievably excited I am right now 🎉😊🎊
I’ve done some in the past! But I’ve been thinking about doing another one, since the last one I did was over a year ago. I guess if anyone is actually interested I can do a new one over christmas break. I dunno, guys send me your thoughts on this!