Less Perfecting, More Doing
 
Hey all!

My school is weird and has Spring Break way earlier than other schools, but it all works out because it is happening right around the time I am starting a big undertaking: a children's book painted entirely in gouache! I will, admittedly, edit the colors a little in Photoshop for final prints, but I'm really striving to be as in tune with the whole process of painting each page.

I think I forget sometimes as a digital artist how nice it is to not really know where a piece is going until it is 100% done. Right now I still have no clue how each page is going to look because I haven't painted them yet--for all I know, what I sketched on the paper may completely alter in the finish. Normally this would freak me out, but with the help looking at a lot of great artists like Maira Kalman--who literally just paints without thinking and her pieces are wonderful--I am really inspired to do the same. It's freeing and takes a hell of a lot of stress away when you can just say "No way I paint this is wrong. It will look the way it looks."

Other than that, I've been doing some much-needed personal projects to get more familiar with gouache. Message me if you would like more mini paintings featured on this page and on Instagram! I will even take custom requests :)


If you are also needing to loosen up with painting, I highly recommend watching Maira Kalman's TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/maira_kalman_the_illustrated_woman