Hello ! Today I want to share with you a little bit of what I am working on. But first I want to talk about a rough experience that I went through.
Last week, I started to paint this tiny fox you see (yes it's a baby fox, not a lion cub). I fell in love with this picture from Tony Joyce (please check his work, it's absolutely beautiful !). I told myself, hey, why not try to paint this picture to practice ? Yeah sure !
And... the mess started ! First I struggled a lot with the drawing but I decided to keep going and painted it. I have spent a lot of time painting it, and there was like... a feeling... something was wrong with this illustration. But I kept going. And I worked some more hours on it. At the end of the day, I still had the feeling that this was not what I wanted. And I finally ended up hating this illustration.
I am pretty sure every artist knows that feeling, it is super frustrating and you end up your day being angry against you and your drawing. And now that I think about it, I could have stopped it as soon as the "bad" feeling came up. Like... pause the drawing and do something else for the rest of my day. And come back to the illustration the day after.. Well I guess that is a thing that artists must have to deal with from time to time.
In the end, I've learned that you have to trust your intuition and not always push yourself to get a result. Better to take your time and appreciate the travel. Maybe I will try again to paint it one day !
But I don't want to just talk about this bad experience I've made so I am going to show you a bit of the work that I've enjoyed doing this week.
You know that I am planning to print stickers as soon as I get the machine. But first I need to to some visuals, and that's what I am working on right now.
If you follow me on social media, you may have seen these pastries illustrations. I don't know about you but I would love to have some croissants and other sweet things printed as tiny stickers to put in my agenda !
Here are two more illustrations that will probably end on the stickers sheet as well. I absolutely loved to paint those two !
I also made this baby lynx that I want to print as a big sticker.
A beluga ! Beautiful white whales but also a bit derp... I love them.
And that's it guys ! I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek at my current work and I will talk to you next week ! I wish you a wonderful week-end !