One of twelve somethings. Okay, you got me— it’s a bird.
Been trying to figure out how to mesh all the different things I like together. Sometimes if I’m being honest, I get tired of the way I work (even though I know I’m learning stuff along the way). I break things down into layers when I draw lately; which in the end creates the image I want but it’s less satisfying than inking a full image. And sometimes I go so heavy on texture and color that I miss more unified palettes; but at the same time I’ve never been able to sort out a great way to replicate my screenprints in illustration form. Then again, I love certain other tools too- pencils, brush and ink, wash… the trouble is there’s just too many things to do! So this is a tiny step in the direction I’ve been missing. I carved rubylith for some of the layers; maybe a bit pointless for a digital piece but as messy as it can be, I really love the way it works and can’t quite emulate it in other mediums. So I used it as a mask of some colored paper texture to emulate screenprinted ink, and overlapped pencil and ink and color. I think I’d like things to get looser, get back to that overlapping quality of screenprinting— it happened some in this piece and that vibrating quality is something I really enjoy.
It’s funny how the process winds up informing what you are drawn to as a maker sometimes.
Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a ton of things— life, career, process, interests, and I never know the right place to really share them, if anywhere. Maybe here?