Drawing and Painting

 
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During the last few weeks I went back to basics with my art practice. I rarely touched my watercolours and concentrated on more realistic pencil sketches, rather than my usual “cuter” illustration style. My artwork lacked direction and practising linework, shading etc. really helped my drawing skills and gave me perspective.

This exercise went hand in hand with less activity on social media, so I could focus more on my sketches, try out different techniques and think about my creative path. And not all drawings have to be shared with the world.

At some point though I started to miss my colours and the interaction with the lovely people from Instagram. Now I am back at work with my beloved watercolours and more inspired than ever to create colourful paintings.

I found this exercise very helpful and can recommend to any artist to step away from their usual art practice for a while in order to regroup and grow.

Two of my favourite illustrations which I created last month are now available in my online shop. Sometimes it is hard to part with the original paintings and I hope they will find a lovely new home.

Cherry blossom hair and red lips

 
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I miss painting “editorial style” illustrations once in a while, as I am working on a new, more narrative portfolio. So I decided to procrastinate a little bit yesterday.

Originally I posted this on Instagram as well, but took it down again. Instagram is an extension of my portfolio and I felt that this little painting does not fit the direction I am going. In the future these kind of illustrations and sketches will be shared here on my journal.