Who I Am: Artist Edition

Well, guys, it’s been a week since I finished the blogging challenge, and while it was fun, I think I will be cutting back to once a week posts. Probably.

Anyway, we are now solidly in the first week of April, and let me tell you, this is going to be a busy month. My dad and brother are in-state, so I’ve been able to see them on the weekends, and this weekend is their last one on the mainland. Next week, I’m moving to a new place (all to myself, no less!) and then a week and a half after that, t’will be my birthday, and hopefully I’ll be doing a lot of art pieces to sell before then.

Right. So, I thought today, I could introduce ‘Myself-as-Artist’ (to be read in snooty accents) since you’ve got a taste of ‘Me-as-Writer’ (rambling, random, bit weird) over the last month.

Generally speaking, I gravitate to bold colors and interesting textures, complex minimalism (yay oxymorons), and clean line work. How stringently I stick to that in my own work depends on the medium I’m using at the time.

For digital art, I mostly stick to vector art, and it’s almost always a heavily stylized look. I use pencil, paper, and Adobe Illustrator almost exclusively for this. I mostly do portraits/character design, but I have been known to dabble in logos and landscapes.

For studio art, I like painting and sketching, but mostly painting. While I have painted with oils (in class) and I enjoyed it, I actually prefer painting with coffee. Until recently, I only painted world maps with coffee, but I have started to branch out some. Though I think my will always be stylistic as opposed to realistic, my ‘traditional art’ is usually much less cartoony than the vector art.

Finally, I deeply enjoy folding paper cranes. You put disable object near me, I will attempt to make it into a crane. I don’t put this under the traditional art yet, because while it is an art form in and of itself, but I’ve always looked at it as a part of something else I want to make. I know I want to do sculptures/wall art with them, things you can decorate a home or a gallery with, but I don’t really know what that is, yet.

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