It is my first 2018 entry here on the blog and I thought what better way to start the year than updating my #MeetTheArtist.
The first one I did was back in 2016 (see before and after on my stories – I really miss my panda slippers, ahah) and a some things have changed since then, including my illustration style. I also had a lot of fun trying to think on new things to write so it doesn’t get repetitive, but in case you remember my last one and are wondering, I still don’t like neither coffee or vinegar. Tea person for life!
There’s been an art hashtag going around on social media #MeetTheArtist, where the artists would draw a self portrait and share their likes and dislikes in any medium and style he/she wanted. It has really interesting and fun to see all the quirks and personalities behind each artist so I decided to give it a go too. I didn’t want to put some common things, after all, the purpose of this is to get to know the artist, so it took me a while to dig deep and think on an equal amount of dislikes and likes.
What you see here is basically my everyday work outfit (although sometimes those leggings are swapped for some pajama pants and I throw a fluffy robe on top when it’s really cold – perks of working from home) and some bits and bops about yours truly.
To be honest, I was a little nervous while reading this book because I wanted to absorb as much information as I could from it. Art Inc – The essential guide for building your career as an artist by Lisa Congdon (available here) covers pretty much anything an artist needs to know to get started, the necessary tools and mindsets along with lots of advice, resources and experiences from people who have already started building their path as an artist. For this one I recommend having with you a soft pencil and a lot of papers to bookmark pages because I can guarantee, you will be bookmarking almost every page!
“When you affirm yourself as an artist,
the road before you can feel equally exciting and terrifying”. (p.14)
The book is organized in seven main chapters followed by four pages of resources like call for artists sites, print competitions and annuals, print services to tax information, domains and hosting at the end of the book. Below (more…)