Real Talk — illustration

Too Soon?

 

It is topping out at 100 degrees here in Texas. Can you really blame me for daydreaming about cooler weather already? Not to mention, with cooler weather comes cooler weather holidays: HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS!!! I love them all and I'm already plotting. Yes, I am one of those people.


Loosen Up

If you follow me on Facebook, you know how much I love Katie Rodgers' fashion illustrations. I love them so much, when I learned she offered a short online illustrating class, I immediately signed up. While I already know the basics of sketching and watercolors, the one key thing Katie stressed that really resonated with me was loosening up.

Literally. 

Hold the pencil mid-shaft with a relaxed hand. Loose lines. Few details. Hold the watercolor brush with a relaxed hand. It's ok for the colors to bleed.

For a...


Lila

Goes by the name Lila.

Likes:

  • Botany
  • Calligraphy
  • Guitarists (only struggling ones)
  • Flea Markets
  • Snail mail
  • Quinoa

Last seen sporting Heidilocks.

 

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Have You Seen This Cat?

Goes by the name Edison.

Likes:

  • Raw denim cuffed to the ankle
  • First editions
  • French presses
  • Professors
  • Barbershop quartets (secretly)
  • Working as a freelance barista

Last seen wearing Cobra Rock boots custom made in Marfa.

 

My Cool Girls project lost steam. And I've been obsessively flipping through my Kinfolk magazines. And then I started drawing Cool Cats. Literally.

Edison is what I imagine Kinfolk's male readers to look like. 

I've got the female lined up for tomorrow.

This is what I do on cooped up rainy days.

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