Trying something new

Faces are hard, right? For some people, at least. For me, at least. I’ve always had a hard time finding the lines, shadows and highlights in people’s faces. And the symmetry, the goddamn symmetry… I don’t find faces as rational as the human body. There are so many differences in one person’s face compared to the next. But a body is and always will be a body. No one’s reeeaally gonna question if that nude body you drew was reeeaaally that celeb or that family member or that friend. But their face? There’s a lot that has to be perfect for a face to look like a face. And I don’t do perfect. But hey, honesty I do. So here’s me trying something new. I won’t tell you who it is, because it doesn’t really matter. Maybe you’ll figure it out when I’m done with her. I had to photo trace parts of her eyes though since they went to hell. Now the photo is just side-by-side again though. I think plants are more my vibe. But practice makes perfect, isn’t that so? /Angelimate

New stuff – minimalistic designs?

So, I’m treading lightly ahead with both my photography and my illustration. I never know exactly what to draw or take a photo of – but I always get something worthwhile in the end. I guess what I’m saying is: life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re gonna get. And art is the same, I suppose. The outcome is never foreseen. Anyhow, these are 2 small sketches I did late last night. They are both based on photos, one random one from Google and the bird one is based on a photo I took myself. Tell me what you think! They obviously need working on, they’re very simple. But like the deer, they’re simplistic/minimalistic in design which I believe there’s a market for. Tattoos, prints on shirts, mugs, bags? Who knows what the future holds? /Angelimate

Website launch & OhhDeer competition!

Hello everyone and welcome!

Wow, I can’t believe I have my own domain and finally launched the website. I have some things to work on of course. I just wanted to get my name out there first and foremost. Now I can focus on making the site the best it can possibly be. I’m SO excited! Thank you very much for being here with me on this ride!

ALSO! I entered a design competition held by the company OhhDeer today. I’m posting the result of my design in this blog post. Tell me what you think! I don’t expect to win, but who knows! I went for a simplistic feel and had fun with their brand name “OhhDeer”. Our job was to create a design for their subscription boxes. I decided to design the smaller one.