YELLOW EYES | 2014 Every time I find myself at a craft or art store, I’ll spend a good amount of time in their paper section. Whether or not I have a project in mind, I’ll find a stack of papers in my hands by the time I reach the other side of the aisle.  Much like fabric shopping or swatch collecting when it comes to designing clothing, I love switching up my process and working from the roots, up. That is, letting the materials inspire me first rather than planning an image out ahead of time and then trying to find materials to fit my needs. That way, by the time I have a finished illustration, it will be “custom fitted” to its “foundation”; the paper, the color of the paper, the textures and the patterns.  It’s always refreshing to give myself new ways to look at my own work. I think it’s something that I’ve always said in my blogging career: stay experimenting until you find what works for you!

YELLOW EYES | 2014

Every time I find myself at a craft or art store, I’ll spend a good amount of time in their paper section. Whether or not I have a project in mind, I’ll find a stack of papers in my hands by the time I reach the other side of the aisle. 

Much like fabric shopping or swatch collecting when it comes to designing clothing, I love switching up my process and working from the roots, up. That is, letting the materials inspire me first rather than planning an image out ahead of time and then trying to find materials to fit my needs. That way, by the time I have a finished illustration, it will be “custom fitted” to its “foundation”; the paper, the color of the paper, the textures and the patterns. 

It’s always refreshing to give myself new ways to look at my own work. I think it’s something that I’ve always said in my blogging career: stay experimenting until you find what works for you!