So I’m going in an odd order here considering I did this piece in January, but I just remembered that I have never posted a full version of it anywhere.
This piece means a lot to me and I still consider it one of my favourites 7 months on. It represents a transition back into the art world after a bumpy attempt at trying to get into drawing again. The previous couple of years prior, I had spent a lot of time stressed and down due to university work and the general things life likes to throw at you. The addition of not having much time to draw just left me feeling a bit hollow.
I finally got a new tablet for Christmas after my 7 year old Wacom Bamboo stopped working and with that I promised myself that 2016 would be the year I invest more time into my art, and therefore my own happiness.
I was really nervous about using more colour in my work and in the past I would always find myself reaching for a pen and paper because, for me, it was the safer and more comfortable option. But something about this piece just felt right and with every stroke and colour I chose, it just managed to all come together and work.
It is a reminder to myself that I should never be afraid to try something new and that I should have a bit more faith in my artistic abilities.