Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Hello there wonderful people of the internet. One of the most common messages I get on private message on Instagram from other artists, usually younger than me is "How did you get so good" and to that I always think what do you mean so good? Have you seen other artists? They're amazing! I'm the one who sucks. But of course I can't say that because that would be rude and a lie. I know I don't suck and I have to stop comparing myself to other more experienced artists. But depending on who they are I answer one of two things. The first is I sold my soul to the devil and the second is practice. (The first answer is often said to people I know) And though practice can be boring it really is how you improve although selling your soul might work too.

So today I thought I would show you some of my drawings in a bit of a timeline starting at the beginning of the year and ending at my current point.

This year I did quite a few follower drawings but as I don't date my drawings and end up deleting most of the follower ones from my Instagram after a couple months I don't know when most of them were drawn because, lets face it, I have better things to remember so these are just the one's I know I did this year.

Around the beginning of the year I did a lot of experimenting with watercolour as a part of one of my school art projects.

And I spent a lot of time working on the drawing you can see above which I ended up giving to a girl from school. I've lost the good photo of it, hence why I am using a screenshot from Instagram.  If I do still have the photo I can find it - I'm a professional at losing things.

About half way through the year I got a new drawing pad which has really nice paper - because I was doing a lot of drawings at the time but kept accidentally ripping the paper. With the new paper I was able to blend colours as much as I liked which made me very happy and allowed me to draw this - which I started drawing purely because I was hungry.

Also I just wanted to say the writing in the bottom of my drawings says Erin Rose. I've had a few people coming up with some very creative ideas as to what they think it says. Especially when I write it by hand, not using the computer to edit it in.

This is one of the drawings where I ripped the paper but I still put it on Instagram because I managed to hide all the tears in the paper better than in other ones. I'm laughing reading the comments on this one right now. My replies are always "Thanks" and "Thank you" - I don't know what else to say. Writing comments is hard :(   Or it is for me anyway.

And then I attempted painting... not sure I ever want to do that again. I like pencils way more but at the same time it was still fun to try. I just wasn't very good at it.

I have nothing to say about this drawing/painting - I just wanted to include it because it is one of the more recent artworks I have completed.

I would have liked to have drawn something again so I could better show my progress but there are just so many other things I want to draw at the moment that I don't have time. I also would've like to have shown one drawing from the beginning of the year next to one from now but I deleted a few of my drawings from the start of this year from Instagram and because I have a bad memory and don't date my work I can't remember when I drew anything. But if you're really interested go onto my Instagram and compare my first drawing I ever posted to one of my more recent ones. You can definitely see improvement there.

I hope you found this interesting. If you would like me to do something where I look back on old artworks - stuff that isn't on Instagram or on any other internet website that I've had over the years - then let me know. 

Till next time,
Erin xoxo.

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