Hi, first of all let me just say that I love your page! Your artwork is fantastic! What type of watercolors do you use? They seem so vibrant and bold. :) thanks, julialite
Hi Julialite , it’s so lovely to hear from you. It’s messages like these that keep me drawing and creating! At the moment I mainly use inks (which is what creates that strong vibrant colour) and the brand i use is called Artist Spectrum (pigmented ink). I rarely dilute them with water, but rather just mix them directly to create string colours. I mainly use water just to merge colours on the paper and create cool effects. For Watercolours though I’m currently using just a cheap set I have leftover form highschool. Glad to hear you like my work, and thanks for the question :)
You can get paid for prints on Society6 and how do you looke im curious your art is GOOD!!! :P
Yeah I’ve investigated Society6, and I want to get on it- only thing is I need to find a good way to scan my original artworks so they can be used for prints. It’s hard to find a good reasonable place to do scans!
haha, glad you like my art! I’m not one for posting photos of myself though. Might post one one day soon. Had my photo taken for a local newspaper the other day and they interviewed me about my art! So i might post that one up once the article is released! :)
What kind of paper do you use? and Why? also Why The tape? Does your art get you paid?
Hey! Thanks for the question. I use an array of paper. It just depends on what I’m intending on doing. If I’m in a mood of mucking around I tend to use sketch pad paper and things so I’m not wasting good/expensive paper constantly. Most of the time though when I have a particular idea or colour I want to start with I prepare a nice piece of watercolour paper. Soak it in water and tape it to a board with special gum tape:) it allows the paper to stretch and adjust so that when you use watercolours and inks later on, the paper maintains it’s shape and flatness rather than crinkling once it dries.
I’ve always wanted to earn money off my art and I’m just beginning to now which is awesome! I’m hoping in the next year I’ll have the time to set up a proper website and online store where people can buy my prints and Commission me for work. At the moment though I’m basically doing some design jobs whilst studying:)
Hi! I am an aspiring artist and I really loved your work and was wondering if you could give me some tips? There are a couple of my pieces under the "MINE" tab on my blog if you just dig through the selfies. Also Ive been having trouble developing my own style and was wondering if you had any advice on that? Thank you so much!
Hey there! I’m so sorry for my late reply- i have been off my game these last few weeks. I’m so glad you like my work:) I’d love to give you some tips, although I’m not quite sure how much I can help you with as I am a developing artist as well and I am still discovering my style. It’s a difficult thing- exploring style and what makes your work unique- a point of difference is hard to get sometimes. But, the best bit of advice I can give you is ‘try everything and anything’ seriously. I know it sounds a little cliche or dumb, but one day i went to a design conference and there’s one thing that a designer spoke of that stood out to me, and that is that you should EXPLORE absolutely everything and anything. That is what being a creative is all about. Going into the unknown and exploring every silly, crazy, sometimes dumb/ridiculous idea that pops out of your head. When I was travelling one of the best things I carried with me was a sketching journal (perhaps you should do the same?). I filled it with everything! Words, phrsases, flowers, colours, sketches, quotes, silly poems- whatever stray nutty thought that crossed my mind. It’s been my source of inspiration, as has ink and watercolour ever since. Style can only come over time and adventurous play I believe. So I’d strongly recommend following any interests you have in art and attempt them- take a wack at it! It doesn’t have to be brilliant the first fifty thousand times round ;)
I hope I have helped! Let me know if there’s anything else you need/want to know. I love answering questions like these.
P.s you have some great little sketches. I want to see more of your work:)