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.
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.
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.
Goes by the name Lila.
- Guitarists (only struggling ones)
- Flea Markets
- Snail mail
Last seen sporting Heidilocks.
Goes by the name Edison.
- Raw denim cuffed to the ankle
- First editions
- French presses
- 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....