I absolutely love your work! It's so beautiful! How do you find the discipline to draw everyday? Also, do you primarily draw from life?
Hey thank you! Much appreciated.
The discipline was hard won. I spent two years kind of dilly-dallying and messing around, trying to figure out this whole “be your own boss” thing. I never imagined it would be the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
It’s a matter of learning about yourself, and it’s a process. For example, I learned that I avoid commitment, busy-ness, and responsibility as much as I can, always giving myself an out. But, I also learned that as soon as I DO commit, I follow through. Once I committed to a drawing a day for a year that was it.
My biggest advice to anyone wanting to do something (especially creative) with regularity and quality would be to enjoy the process, no matter how frustrating, now matter how painfully slow, no matter how much you’re in a hurry. You can’t speed it up without messing it up, so you might as well enjoy it as much as you can. Try not to judge yourself, but make sure you’re also doing your best.
As far as drawing from life, I recommend reading this answer that I posted about reference material/generating ideas! I’m working on getting a website up, and I’ll be doing all sorts of blogging on this stuff. Stay tuned!
Thank you! I’m currently working on getting an online shop up, but if something’s really pulling at you I can send an invoice through paypal and ship it off to you, I just won’t have any of my pretty labels/packaging yet :)
Let me know what’s interesting you and I’ll tell you about sizing/pricing, prints vs. originals, etc. you can message me here or email me, email@example.com
Thanks for your interest!