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B e y o u r s e l f / over the past few years i have developed my own style of illustration that i love; clean lines and minimalistic finishes, but sometimes i forget that this is all created digitally. i can undo, select objects, move them, and i can do this until i am happy. i am okay with that. digitally, i am a clean person but, this weekend, as i tried to get into sketching on paper again, i remembered that in real life i am not. i love a messy sketch. i love the scratch of a sharp pencil or biro. i like the random lines and the elements that go wrong. i love the failures and the basic shapes before the detail. that’s me and that’s cool.
digital me is smooth, real life me messes up…a lot.
recently i have questioned my love for design over and over again. i am someone who wants to move forward constantly, develop my skills and my abilities. over the past couple of years i believe i have gotten to the point where i have stayed too consistent. i am burnt out and stuck in a vicious circle. so today i am going to start sharing some sketches i make, even if they don’t go to plan (like this one, faces were never my forte). i may take a small break after this or i may post again soon but i am going to stop kicking myself for not posting constantly. hopefully you’ll continue to follow me on this journey as i relearn how to draw and put up with highs and lows. i will probably sketch more day to day life, from 10 minute sketches (like this one) to hopefully slightly better ones…and i will continue to digitalise up the weird and wacky ideas my brain comes up with.
if you’ve made it this far, thank you for sticking around, you’re pretty bloody great✌🏻