May 13, 2020No Comments

Gouache Practice

Before accepting the fact that I needed to rest my wrist and take an extended break from art, I started up a daily gouache practice. Gouache is something I've been meaning to learn for several years. I love the opaque and chalky look of it and the vibrancy of the colours. I bought a 24 colour set of gouache paints from Arteza, a more affordable option to the Windsor & Newton and Holbein varieties that I see all over Instagram. I got the paints, tried them once, and then they sat in a pouch on my art shelf for eight months. I'm sure that's a relatable series of events, especially with something aspirational like art supplies.

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May 12, 2020No Comments

I Messed up my Wrist from Drawing too much

A hand holding an Apple Pencil

This is something everyone comes to realize as you get older...and I recognize that being in my late twenties is not what a lot of people consider "old," but still, I feel I've passed a tipping point where random aches, bruises, twinges all have a bit more of a feeling of doom attached to them. The past month or so I've been dealing with the latest such occurrence, a sharp, spreading pain down my wrist from the base of my palm to about halfway down my elbow.

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April 13, 2020No Comments

Greyhound Skateboarding Animation Process

A greyhound skateboards past a book store

To make this illustrated scene, I followed Abbey Lossing's Skillshare tutorial. I think the tutorial is a good project-based way to learn After Effects, but I would say maybe it would be better as a second or third project, rather than your first time opening the program.

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December 3, 2019No Comments

Social Media Growth and a Draw This In Your Style Challenge

Well! I can't believe it but a few nights ago I reached 10,000 followers on my instagram account. I've been working hard on my account for the past year since I decided I wanted to focus my career on illustration, and to see it grow in this way has been really validating, especially since I can't work on my business in a lot of ways while I wait for my green card.

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November 20, 20191 Comment

Interviewed by an Art Student

I've been asked a few times by students in school for art and design to answer some questions for their assignments. This is super flattering and makes me feel like a for real legitimate illustrator (byyyye imposter syndrome!). Anyways, the most recent request was from a girl in Chile and I thought I'd share my answers here in case others were wondering (probably not but oh well here it is).

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November 18, 2019Comments are off for this post.

My Weekend and A new GIF!

Hey all! I had such a busy weekend but it was full of fun new creative things so I decided to write a lil bit about it. But first, check out this new GIF I made today!

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July 2, 2019No Comments

Animals of Yellowstone

An illustration of an elk, or wapiti

Hello and happy Tuesday! Last week I was away camping in Yellowstone, and spent a lot of time on the trip illustrating the wild animals I saw there. They were, in a word, magnificent. I wanted to cry they were so beautiful and pure.

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