I just can't put into words right now what I am experiencing artistically. I feel like a switch has turned on somewhere and now I know what to do. I am talking about fashion illustration. I love it. Obsessed, seriously. I may never do it as my job, or get an recognition...but I am realizing that is what my work has always kind of been in some way, and it is what I love. I have always worked from the images that I see in my beloved fashion magazines, studying the models faces, their gestures, the movement of the hair, the garments, the accessories...but here I have been, just working, making my drawings and never realizing what was out there. But I am feeling so inspired right now, yet feeling overwhelmed because there are so many illustrators I need to study, terms, proportions, techniques. I am not sure what this will do to my daily pieces with the 'Creative Every Day' series, but in the meantime, while I sort through this...I have created a side project, a series of my own attempts to draw what I love, and what I have always loved.
...and I chased that rising sun, caught some of it, and settled under the pier for almost four hours to draw. Then it was off to Barnes and Noble to do some research...and I was sidetracked by the HUGE new Harper's Bazaar Fall Fashion Issue...so I stayed there working for another 2-3 hours.
Feels like home.
Artist and Art Teacher