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!

 

Not Much of a Gardener

Vase+Flowers

Hello Folks!

Hope everyone is doing spectacular!

I’m not much of a gardener, but I love flowers. I haven’t actually tried gardening before, I just like the idea of staying inside (probably reading) rather than digging up weeds in a flower bed on an eighty-degree day. And I am sadly a bit of a girly-girl. Dirt = eww.

Anyway, hydrangeas are probably one of my favorite flowers. They are so big but delicate too.

If I had my way, I would have fresh flowers in my house at all times. They smell so good!

Pretty much the only plants that I have tried before are succulents because they require so little care. Succulents actually look kind of fake, if you think about it. Their texture is plastic-like.

At this time of year, everything seems to come out of its shell and in the course of a few days, everything is green.

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy the terrific weather.

Thank you for reading!

Caroline