About this Illustrator
I could repeat everything I've already said in my Author's bio...but I won't. If you want to check that out, read my Author's bio.
I will repeat a couple of things, though. My artistic career has been going ever since I was able to pick up a crayon in my chubby toddler fingers and scribble on something with it. Ever since the lockdowns began, I started taking my artwork really seriously and began striving to improve my techniques. I primarily work in mechanical pencil, with a little bit of dabbling in brush pens, markers, and fineliner pens. More recently, I've been learning digital art for two tools: Clip Studio Paint, and Procreate.
A tip for other artists: Procreate is an insanely good deal if you have an iPad. It's about fifteen bucks, and has so many features that it is worth it. (this is not an official ad. they are not paying me to write this. 🙂)
I've probably learned the most about art from two things: observation (of real life, and of other people's renditions of things), and tutorials. The Sketching from the Imagination book series has some insanely good artists and tips, and is always helpful if you're suffering artist's block (is that a thing? yeah. I think it is). Also, Clip Studio Paint has an official tips and tricks website, where you can find tutorials from other digital artists. These tutorials cover things like drawing hands, shading, and many other difficult parts of artistry.
Personal focuses/recurrent themes for my artistic style seem to be character-based art: adorable chibis, terrifying monsters, creepy old men, beautiful women, drooling zombies, stubbly heroes, broad-shouldered men, and mysterious guys in sunglasses...
If anyone has character designs that they'd like some help with, I'd be happy to draw up some concept art! Just message me with some details, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!
As an artist, I believe that we are all (everybody, but especially fellow artists) called to bring light to the world. I have a quote in my notebook from St. John Paul II (I don't know where I found it, sorry!) that talks about mercy: "Mercy is manifested in its true and proper aspect when it restores to value, promotes, and draws good from all the forms of evil existing in the world and in man." I firmly believe that this is also what the artists' call is. We are summoned to bring light to a fallen world, and to spread reminders of God's love, beauty, and goodness to a planet that would rather plug its ears.
Let's continue to spread this light!