seeing your lovely little drawings and such always make me want to push myself to draw more often, i like your style a lot and if i could even come close to being able to doodle things like you do then i think i'd find it so much easier to get myself to spend more time with pen and paper... keep doing what you do, you are great at even the smallest of creations :')
oohhh that sketchbook looks so nice and huge? is that a moleskine? btw, what brand is that lightbox?
Yes! It is an A4 size Moleskine Sketchbook. And the lightbox is Artograph!
how do you find these interesting projects to do with other artists? Do they ask you or do you seek them out? I think it’s so great for you to participate in magazines/kickstarters projects. I would love to do something like that but I don’t know where to start!
Sometimes I get an email, but most of the time I see postings on Tumblr! Follow artists because they will sometimes create or be a part of collaborative projects!
Hello! How many followers & following do you have? Plus how long did it take you to get your tumblr recognised and how did you go about doing it? Im an illustrator in need of advise, thank you!
I currently have a little over 20,000 ~*~*~fronds~*~*~ But I guess took me around 4 years to get recognized? And all I did was post my art and works in progress. This blog used to be my inspiration blog, but then I started following all these awesome artists! They inspired me to start posting my work. It’s really nice to see a response for my work but having a bunch of followers does not really mean anything! Just make work and throw it out into the interweb! Someone is bound to see and adore it~
hi! I adore your beautiful drawings and you’re a big inspiration to me! :) I’m a junior in high school and I’ve been thinking about college a lot. so far, after a visit and review, pratt seems awesome! I like how it has a campus in Brooklyn. how do you like it there? any cool quirks about it? also, any tips on choosing the school that fits? I’m interested in illustration. Thank you so much for your time!! ^-^
I love Pratt! The campus is small but beautiful :) Art schools always have quirks, come and find out hehe. Visiting the school usually helps you choose! You can quickly tell if it’s the right environment for you or not.
Hi, just found your blog and super amazed by it. Do you have a video about your picture’s making process? I would love to see one. Excuse my english tho. Keep inspiring!!
Thanks! I do have a video, but it is was my first and blurrrry haha. But I would love to make another once I have more time~
congratulations on the moleskine! where can I buy it from? is it purchasable to general public?
Thanks! Unfortunately I think it is only used for Adobe + Moleskine promotions.
Just found your blog wow your work is amazing. Just wondering on tips for coming up with themes/ideas for artwork to be about. Have to start my folio and picking a central idea is so difficult!
Just draw things you like! Simple but effective~~ Watch movies, listen to music, take a walk! Go to a museum/show! Surround yourself with inspiration!
be my mentor! the way you color things is incredible. any tips for digital coloring? thanks rose!
Layers are your best friend! Use color/palette swatches :) Play around! I am not an expert because I am always still experimenting! So you should too!
I’m sorry if this seems like a rude or shallow question, but how did you get so much exposure through tumblr? I’m trying to get my name out there, but to not much success. Any tips or advice on how to do so?
Tumblr is a great resource for getting you art spread around the internet and to be honest, there is no shortcut on getting ‘exposed.’ Just post, submit to popular art blogs and tag your work~ You will never know what piece will get chosen by an editor. IT’s a MysTeRy! Definitely check out the Illustration and Art tag editors though~
i know this must be a boring question, but I scoured your FAQ and found nothing! what pencil is that one that features in all your photos of your sketchbook? the whitish clearish one? i am looking for a new mechanical pencil, I cannot find one that is as smooth as my graphite pencils (but i don’t want to sharpen them all the time). regular cheap mech pencils are so thin and sharp on the paper.
It’s a MUJI mechanical pencil! And smoothness is all about your lead and application~ I use 2B lead and I got it from Utrecht.
Not to be creepy or anything,but I’ve got your same last name!
What do you know about PrattMWP?
Not much. But I do know that you don’t live/study in the Brooklyn campus and then you eventually transfer here?
The eight new additions to Sacrilege have been chosen! It wasn’t easy, again you all sent in about 120 portfolios and picking only eight was extremely hard. I won’t be able to send everyone who sent in a portfolio a personal e-mail about why or why not they were included, but I will say again the…
AHYEAH! I am sooooo pumped to be a part of this! *dance prance*
Oh man, this is so relevant right now because I am currently in one! I’ve been trapped inside my house for the past couple of days because of the Michigan snowstorm. But I usually overcome a block by changing my surroundings up (so I am at my cousin’s house right now) and just drawing through it! Make a bunch of ‘ugly’ drawings or scribbles and expect nothing but to loosen your body and your mind up! I’ve been making tiny compositional doodles for some future drawings/paintings, and it’s fun to work really tiny~ = 3=
Another drawing related question. What kind of music do you enjoy listening to while sketching?
I like to listen to so many different types of music! But I am always fond of Imogen Heap, The Bird and the Bees, The Hush Sound, Marina and the Diamonds, Stars, Oh Land and Passion Pit. There’s so much more! I usually make mixes of songs I really like~
how do you get over first blank page anxiety of a new sketchbook?!
I have now started to leave the first page blank, or I tape stuff over it, i.e collages, ticket stubs, or stickers!
I never get too anxious about sketchbooks anymore because in the end, it’s where you are supposed to experiment and make mistakes. Sometimes I make really detailed finished drawings – other times I scribble nonsense just to loosen myself up!
Hey, I was thinking about it since I saw your drawnings a few months ago aaand, do you mind if I get a tatto with one of them? They're amazing and I really want it, but I'm not feeling ok 'cause you could think that I'm stoling them haha I hope you answer me...
You are most definitely welcome to use one of my drawings as a tattoo! All I ask for is a photo of it afterwards~