Swipe left for timelapse. I made this video so you can kind of see my inking process. I don’t really feel like my pieces come to life until I ink them. I always end up adding more and switching details and seeing depth I didn’t know was there. Ink is slowly but surely becoming my all time favorite medium. Now just to master the skill. This piece was 110% inspired by the AMAZING @jacquelindeleon she inspires me daily. 💚
The other day I was walking around and I saw this woman doing dishes in her kitchen. And for some reason, she impacted me. My greatest sin is sloth. Mostly due to inherent depression, but a sin none the less. And this woman was doing the dishes with such spunk. She was dancing around and had a rhythm. She seemed to generally be enjoying the task. Her kitchen was decorated with so many little nic naks and personalized items and greenery. She took a mundane task and owned. To the point of happiness. Really made me realize we can achieve happiness anywhere. And that our greatest sin can turn into a great muse.
If you read all that you’re an angel. 😂
“Don’t let self love be a cup you want to overfill, let self love be a wild river we can never stop.” Something I want to strive to do this year is add the body positivity movement into my art. Growing as an artist is not always about improving the line on the page. It’s about channeling my own self love to appreciate the talent I have and encourage myself that it’s ok to mess up, it’s ok to make a bad piece, it’s ok to take a break. Just remember to appreciate the things I am doing right... the number one of which is TRYING. Grow. Grow. Grow. Don’t stop. Self love is so important. And it’s a continuous journey that can’t end.
The model for the piece is a woman who inspires me with self love every damn day. Love you girl! @getfitjules