While my momentum lowed a little this week, I still managed to take some major steps towards podcast launch date, such as setting the actual launch date (and announcing it) as well as designing the cover art!
Good morning! As illustration practice I decided to try to feature things in my everyday life, starting with the thing I have with my breakfast every single day. Rarely a day goes by that I don’t eat some version of scrambled eggs with Frank’s Red Hot sauce.
What’s your favourite condiment?
Tarot cards are so in right now and it seems like every artist I follow is working on their own set of cards, and honestly I kinda wish I had thought of it sooner. Now if I were to decide to embark on my own deck it would feel very unoriginal.
That doesn’t mean I’ve totally ruled out the idea, because look at how cute this death card is! I did a quick mockup after I had the idea for the death card in particular. I would likely redo this one if I were to create a deck. I’d want to work on the hand-lettering. In fact, that’s sort of a great reason for me to do this project. Hand-lettering and people are kind of my weak areas and there are lots of opportunities to practice both in tarot card art.
Truth be told I love tarot cards. I wouldn’t say I “believe” in them per se, but I love the art work on them and I love the idea of pulling a card each day just for fun. I had a deck when I was a teenager but I got rid of it and I wish I didn’t! I might have to treat myself to a deck for Christmas.
I decided to play with a mid-century illustration style since I’ve been using the mid-century brush set almost non-stop. I freaking LOVE birds with “cheeks”. I honestly can’t handle how cute it is. I think it’s why I love putting cheeks on the subjects in my work.
This red-cheeked cordonbleu was inspired by an Instagram post by the Bloedel Conservatory here in Vancouver. I haven’t been there yet but I definitely need to take myself on an artist date there soon. I just realized this is my second time writing about them yet I haven't been there, and that’s weird! I think I’ll go next week.
Ok, friends. I’ve spent some more time working with the mid-century brushes from RetroSupply Co, and I’m so happy to have them in my tool box. I made a piece using the brushes in Procreate while screen recording my iPad and turned it into a little review video for you. I hope it’s helpful.
If you want to see my first impressions, check out this post.
I finally got around to playing with the mid-century set from RetroSupply Co. I have to say that so far I’m impressed. You can get some really yummy textures and a hand-drawn, vintage feel which I LOVE. I’m really looking forward to playing around with them some more today on my lunch break.
At the time of writing, the 15-brush set is on sale for $12 USD.
I created this piece to express just how deeply my social anxiety runs. So deep, that as a ghost I’ll be dreading the Ouija board as much as I dread phone calls as an alive person.