A special someone’s birthday today, so I made them a pretty cute card.
This is a set of illustrations I’ve been working on over the summer (with watercolors and a Micron 005 pen), though I’m not quite finished yet. The focus of these drawings/ paintings is on the capacity we all have to contain multiple, often contradictory and opposing selves. I think that these lights and shadows within us compete and relate to one another to compose who we are. Partly, I’ve been inspired by Jung’s ideas about archetypes, and the idea that we all have in common certain symbols, fears and desires.
So, not too much new stuff has been up in my world, but it feels good to be finished a big project, which has a title now- “Violet and her Worries.” I am trying to figure out the best way to get the story published. . . but in the mean time it’s freeing to not have to work within the guidelines of a project.
I am realizing that I really like water colours, especially with line drawings over top. I am messing around with shapes and colours and lines, and it feels nice not to want things to look a certain way. Although, things are feeling super wide open, in that I have no specific ideas about what I want to work on next. I’m hoping it will become clear as I make messes.
Pikaland.com has offered lots of inspiration. I’ve been admiring artwork that’s graphic with nice bold shapes and clean lines, like Alan Brown’s work: