When I draw people it comes out in a kind of comic book/Black Hole inspired way with lots of black lines and sketchy shadows:
When I draw animals & nature its always more detailed and sort of fantasy-like:
And when I draw patterns its minimal and fun, mostly with a limited colour palette:
I also love a mixture of detailed, colour-rich art and minimal/fun design.
I fight with these parts of my style CONSTANTLY. I feel like I have to choose 1. Ooonly 1… and the fact that I haven’t chosen is why I’m struggling so much!
Does it *really* matter if you have a few different styles for different subjects? Have visual social platforms like Instagram caused us to worry about curating ourselves and our styles so much that its sort of taken the fun out of creativity? Everyone in the illustration world talks about nailing down their style and sticking to it and thats what will get you a “fan base”, or get you hired. But surely being flexible and able to play with new ways of making is also a good thing?
Welcome to Megs ill explained stream of consciousness!
1. Legion. I meeeeean…!
I know this word gets thrown around a lot in the blogging/youtube world (and quite frankly, it grates on me), but I can’t think of another word to describe it: I am OBSESSED with this show. AHHHH. The futuristic retro, clean, abstract, dark, colourfulness of it all has me completely hooked. It’s all I think about. I’m not exaggerating. The amount I talk about it I’m surprised Harry hasn’t told me I’m crazy. It’s really making me want to up my photography game and implement lighting more. Plus, Aubrey Plaza is INSANE and I love it.
2. I see a theme forming… This colour combination:
(Can we just ignore that this was taken on my phone?)
3. This lipstick from Urban Decay:
I missed out on the Nars limited edition satin lipstick in ‘Kiss Me Stupid’ (shakes fist), but learned that this is the closest thing I’m going to get to it on Tempatlia. It’s (comfort) matte, which isn’t something I usually like, being a dry skinned person, but as the name suggests; its comfortable. And I think it rather suits my freshly red-ed hair!