Don't you afraid of my hiatus, my friend. I just begin to learn and to re-discover my old path in illustrations and drawing that I ignored 8 years ago. That's not because I'm bored in crafting and sewing, no no no. I love all of them. Getting married and having babies just didn't give me more time to do illustrations and to make manga. So I left them behind, for a while. Now I realize that I have more spare time so I dig them again.
After taking two intensive e-courses last summer, I signed up for Lilla Rogers class: Make Art That Sells Part B at October (hello, I'm really an e-course addict and I'm a big spender! ).
After took the plunge of Week 1 and saw how rookie am I compared to all master illustrators who joined the class, I wanted to signed-off immediately. I was and I am too brave to enter the class! Most of my classmates are the ones who took Make Art That Sells Part A last summer and they are all seasonal artists
After the end of Week 1, I didn't even expect for Lilla's review. No no, it's too far and beyond my artworks
But things got better at Week 2 and Week 3, because I love the theme. You can find my submission posted here and here
This time I just realized that the class facebook page was really helpful. Here I even could talk to my idols!
Here's a short list of them: Nicole Larue, Monika Forsberg, Flora Waycott, Denise Holmes, Bethan Janine Westran, Emily Blasley, Petra Hammerleinova, Johanna Fritz, awww.. my list is still long. I will make a special page dedicated for their website links
I exhausted at Week 4 and wasn't able to be complete my assignment on time
I geared quickly at Week 5 and learnt something about working efficiently. I dug my old sketchbook and found a sketch of maleo bird. And it was decided that I would draw animals from Wallacean zone. Anoa, maleo, tarsius, komodo, fancy pigeons, colorful kingfishers and allies from Sulawesi and its neighboring islands.
Here's my take on making paper paty set using "ukrainian/bavarian folk art" style :
above: The last piece I submitted for Lilla Rogers class, a folksy themed paper plate and napkin I dubbed as "Folksy Wallacea"
My inspiration board:
Not so folky, don't you think :D
Below is my disastrous piece from Week 4: Jakarta illustrated map. This piece has not finished yet. I will be back to refine it or completely make a new one
My review for this class that it is super exhausting, but in a super fun way!
This past five weeks I have learnt so much, from determining subject matters, how to create icons, to limit the hours I use for googling and researching, composition, choosing colors, and industrial insights
The class has not officially ended. But sadness has started to creep inside my bones. I really don't want to be alone. I want to be always surrounded by creative community
Due to my schedule, I may not take any local course or another e-course until next February/March. But maybe some short local courses/workshops will be good. Is there any suggestion about good illustration workshop nearby?
- citra -