I've been creating a lot of my illustrations digitally recently but I do still love a good ol' biro or fine liner and a sketchbook. Although I did go and digitalise this one after, I'm glad I sketched it out first so I could have a physical copy to keep.
I keep most of my original sketches in an archive (I'm deffo a secret hoader). But I do it because I really enjoy leaving it a year or so then going back for a flick through and observe how my style has changed or improved over time. It kind of feels like a photo album to me, it's nostalgic to think back at what my life was like when I did that piece, what my influences were and where I was going.
My style has changed so many times over the years as I've been experimenting and trying to define my own style, but it's nearly always done with a trusty biro ✏
I've been sketching a bunch, or trying to at least, but I'm struggling to draw things I actually wanna finish or post. It's just like that sometimes, just going with the ebb and flow of the work and trying not to pull any of my hair out when I start feeling like I forgot how to draw or paint. Being an artist is like that I guess, some days you feel like you are and other days you just gotta go be everything else you are, gotta step away from the work a bit to absorb new things to lay down on that canvas later. Maybe libra season got me trying to find better balance between art, business, and everyday life. All I know is we can't afford to lose sleep over missed intagram posts babes, we got too much art to make, too much life to live.
Happy Inktober day 13, everyone! Today’s prompt is one I’ve been excited about for a while: Package! I knew I wanted to draw a delivery person (or fox!) on a bicycle but I’ve never drawn one successfully, so this was a fun challenge! 📦🚲🍂🦊