honeyparast asked: Your illustrations look great!
lifeofanartisttt asked: Do you have any tips/advice for young people looking to go into art?
Well I’ve learned a lot of very helpful advice in my very very short career, but to keep this answer short, I’d say to keep drawing and keep an open mind. I was skeptical when I applied for my internship with a. bright idea because I had little to no experience with design. Initially, I wanted to practice interviewing and showing my work in a professional setting. I didn’t expect to get the internship and I for sure didn’t expect it to turn into a part time job.
Also, artists shouldn’t get discouraged if your work isn’t perfect. People who have ‘natural born talent’ usually peek early and don’t progress as much as artists who struggle and develop their skills. Seeing an artist progress is more impressive than seeing an artist who makes work with the same level of skill they had in high school. So keep drawing and don’t worry about developing a style. It will come naturally with time. Some people choose a style and work towards it which is fine too. But listen to critiques from everyone you can! They will shine light on issues you won’t notice otherwise.
And be nice. It sounds dumb but really, be nice. You can be professional and aware of your talents but be nice. No one wants to hire a jerk no matter what your work looks like.
I hope that helps! I’m always happy to answer questions.
So I haven’t been posting as much as I would have liked but for a good reason…. my un-paid internship turned into a part-time job!!! I’ll be finishing up my last semester and working part-time at ‘A Bright Idea’. It feels great to not be so broke anymore.
I’m also taking two thesis classes this semester. I’ll be completing a series of editorial illustrations with a sci-fi/fantasy theme for one thesis, and finishing part 2 of my mini comic for the other.
I will be posting more process sketches and finished illustrations as i go.
Hello everyone and welcome new followers. I will try to post new work as much as possible over the summer. It will be a little difficult because I started interning at an ad agency called “a bright idea” and cant post the work i do for them, but I will try to keep up with personal stuff.
In the mean time, I was in this show recently - The Illustrators Club of DC 16th biennial show at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery, and featured on this blog. The show will be up until july 13th so if you’re in the Baltimore/DC area you should check it out. There is a lot of great student work (lots of work from mica) along with amazing professional work.
More work to come so keep an eye out
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