i did my first art collaboration!
Okay well, that's not exactly true. My best friend from middle school and I collaborated on a comic strip series called Laffu or something like that. I remember that it centred around two teen boys who were friends, and I can still picture the art... I kinda wish I still had those!
But anyway, I don't think worked with anyone on anything since then. Then I happened to notice that Instagram was holding a DM for me. You know how if someone messages you but you're not following them it sorta puts it in a place that's not exactly visible? A week prior to this @ashthedoodler had reached out to me asking if I was interested in collaborating on something.
I checked out her profile and she didn't seem like a scammer or a bot, and I loved her work! I immediately felt MORTIFIED noticing that she had sent the message at least a week prior to this. Damn you, Instagram!
I apologized profusely and we got to chatting about what we could do together. We decided to honour a woman who inspires us deeply and paved the way for us in the art world. Before even receiving her list of awesome suggestions, Frida Kahlo came to my mind right away. When I got her list and saw Frida's name on it, I said we had to do it!
I'm so incredibly proud of how this came out. Our art styles really work well together, and I'm so happy Ash reached out. Please go check her out on Instagram @ashthedoodler, and her Etsy shop if you're interested in a custom portrait.