Colour experiment

27 June 11

Since getting my Cintiq I feel like my ~style~* is changing a ton, partially because I'm getting to grips with a different (better!) way of working, but also because I've been drawing kind of unstoppably in the last few months (in terms of quantity). Either way, I'm enjoying the challenge of making something different, while still making it look "me".

Students sometimes email asking me about this and I always just tell them to chillax. It's important to have a style, but if you're in this for the long haul, it's important to make things fun and interesting for yourself too. If I had to draw the same things in the same way for the next 40 years I'd die of boredom! There's no reason that experimentation and plain old fucking about should end when you finish your university course. The stuff you draw for fun is nearly always the stuff that gets you work anyway.

*I tried to write this without tildes, but it's impossible. They're the perfect written embodiment of a sarcastic air quote! I sometimes catch myself making air tildes with my hands...

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I love this new direction, the above is in-cred-i-ble! Can’t wait for more! Also featured your superb photography on my blog last week…. So many talents in one person. Sigh.

Rach replied about 9 years ago.

i really like your work, everything you do is so pretty:) and your blog is great! x

Laura replied about 9 years ago.

Wow, the colours on this are really fantastic! Really enjoying your new direction ;) and looking forward to what’s coming next!

Bryony replied about 9 years ago.

Love, amazing, gorgeous. Best colours, so beautiful.

Hannah replied about 9 years ago.

lol I’m glad you got the Cintiq, I’m madly in love with every new creations of yours! ;)
And about this one in particular, dude, it’s so gooood. The colours are insane in a totally good way.
It reminds me a bit of Mark Ryden/Nicoletta Ceccoli/Joe Soren, but in your own style. Props!

Stella replied about 9 years ago.

love!

Sophia replied about 9 years ago.

This is so beautiful!
It is a painting, but not as messy cause its all digital! So awesome!
I love your style. .
I have recently discovered and have been using Photoshop and Illustrator!
I love them!
I am hoping to get a tablet and stylus soon!
Probably just a Bamboo one though, not a Cintiq.
I’m not that intense yet! :P
Great great work!
I’m so happy I’ve discovered your blog!

Caitie R. replied about 9 years ago.

Thank you very much!
A Bamboo is a great start, it takes a while to get your head/hand around working on a tablet so the best thing to do it just practice loads! x

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

thanks so much for sharing this! it’s always nice to see other artists and illustrators rediscovering their style, let alone acknowledging it.
amazing work, too!
xx gabrielle

Gabrielle replied about 9 years ago.

I cannot get over how talented you are. This one is especially great. She’s beautiful.

Just a Silhouette

Alice replied about 9 years ago.

Thank you so much! and thank you for the link in your latest post :)

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

absolutely gorgeous, i can’t stop staring at this painting!

Melwa replied about 9 years ago.

Ohh, this is so beautiful. Love that the colour gives is a sort of vintage dream-like quality. xx

the style crusader replied about 9 years ago.

The color palette is dreamy. I’m in love with this one.

The Irregular One replied about 9 years ago.

This is so beautiful. I would say it’s still very much true to your style, but an evolved form!

Justine replied about 9 years ago.

Beautiful! The color palette makes me think of dusky twilight in autumn.

And thanks for using tildes; there aren’t enough of them on the web. I’m thinking I should start using air tildes too, but I have not idea how I would do them… do you just draw a pair of them with your index fingers? ;)

{gemmifer} replied about 9 years ago.

this is amazing, i love the colors and shading. you’re a very talented artist :)

Tara replied about 9 years ago.

thank you very much! x

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

you made a wonderful job with the colors
they match perfectly.

I love when you try different stuff,
it’s always interesting :3

rukya replied about 9 years ago.

Thank you!
I like your new shorter hair :D x

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

i love everything you do kris, this is amazing the colours are gorgeous

tahnee replied about 9 years ago.

Thank you! xx

kris atomic replied about 9 years ago.

I love this, especially the colors around her eyes!

Sara replied about 9 years ago.

i love your artwork! i’ve been browsing through your blog and really like a lot of your posts. your photography is gorgeous as well!!

Kristy replied about 9 years ago.

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