Thank you Tumblr for having my cats as one of Tumblr’s Year in Review top posts in 2013.
& also much love to all of you for sharing my art!
I do have good news coming soon (hint: it has something to do with cats) Will keep you all updated!
"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
— Edith Sitwell
"When you enter a forest, deep into a forest, and walk under very tall trees, you realize how overpowering nature is. It has a spirituality that draws you into it."
- Mona Kuhn
“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Anonymous asked ellyliyana:
How do you start to draw someone? Do you find different pictures that have the arm and leg positions you want? Or do you kinda wing it?
I do both. I have some rough idea of what I want to do and I would search for images that are similar to what I picture in my mind. The reference photo won’t be exactly as I want it to be so that’s where I start adding on the things I want.
If I was looking for a woman with a certain kind of look but the reference I found of her has hair in a way that I do not want then I would find another image of hair in a certain way or just draw it as I had in mind. I do more of a mix, match and some trial and error until I’m somewhat satisfied with it. Then, I would go on searching for other elements that I want to have in the composition.
There are times, I start to draw someone because I just really like how she looks. I won’t have an idea of what exactly I want to do with the drawing of her but as I go along I will get more ideas and it just kind of form on it’s own.
Sometimes, you see something and you just want to draw it.
I have a lot of images that I like and I would just bookmark all of them. I will look through when I’m fishing for ideas or when I have a creative block.
Anonymous asked ellyliyana:
oh god i love everything you make, all of your pieces are so breathtaking, and your appreciation for Frida makes me crazy. i scoured your site for about an hour or more looking for more of your letter art, but failed to find some other than the three or four on your recent pages. i hate to burden you with requests or anything stupid like that, but i’d love love love to see more. especially an L, cause who knows, maybe there’s a tattoo in my future. <3 <3
Thank you so much!
Haha I think you’re not the only one who has been searching for other letters here. I just started that series recently so it is still in the making. You will definitely find the letters you want eventually when the project is complete.
I have received a few emails about having my work as tattoos. I don’t mind at all…just would love to see them when it is done. Do email me photos!
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If you get lost, you can always be found. Just know you’re not alone.
Current drawing…still working on her hair.
Thanks Tumblr for having me on your radar once again! I love you Tumblr.
I didn’t think I could reach this many people. Thank you all of you for following my art!
I have really good news coming soon. Will tell you more about that when the time comes.
michelle2016 asked: Thanks for the inspiration. How long have you been creating this kind of art?
That really makes me happy that you find inspiration in my work. So, thank you for that.
I’ve been creating art for about 10 years now. That does seem like a long time but the beginning part of those years were mostly done while in school.
I started doing this kind of art when I first discovered livejournal and there was a community that had people posting images from their Art Journals. I was truly fascinated by that. I think I was 17 when I first started having art journals and just experiment along the way.
It has been a journey of learning and experimenting. All of that together has brought me to this point and my work now I think, is a much more refined version of what I started with at 17.
We can only learn by practice. Lots and lots of practice.
Time really passes by so fast when you’re doing what you love.
"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different."
- C.S. Lewis
The Letter H