Illustration Flaws

Pastel Face copy.jpg

What I love about illustration is you can get away with a lot of flaws. A picture has to be just right but with drawing and painting, you can take a lot of liberties.

For example, even though people (usually) do not have perfect circles of blush on their cheeks, an illustration can pull it off effortlessly.

Also, a picture has to have just the right lighting, but you can create your own lighting when you draw/paint something.

Even the hair in this illustration looks quite undone by itself. But since the rest matches that in style, it somehow works.

There may be many small mistakes to the artwork itself, if one is critical, but altogether it can give an illustration charm and character 🙂

Let me know if you agree!


Happy Sketches

Hello Folks!

Goals. I’ve got lots of them.

I was working on one of my most recent projects today: making greeting cards.

I have always loved getting cards in the mail, birthday cards, thank you cards, etc. I think it’s one of those truly timeless concepts. The personal touch of handwriting, the message, everything is just so original.

Before summer, I want to make about 15 or so designs and try to sell them in boutiques, small businesses, or online. If you have any pointers, let me know!

These sketches above are really preliminaries to the finished products.

Nonetheless, it was quite relaxing and fun to do some quick drawings.

Next time, the post will have some color. I’ve been slacking on that end.