I was so honored to be invited by the lovely and talented Jana Curll to do an “Artist Around The world: Artist Blog Hop” post. What is an “Artist Blog Hop” you ask? In this post, I will introduce the artist who introduced me, answer a few questions about me as an artist, and I will introduce a few artists who I find inspiring. So much fun! Ready? Here we go!
I know Jana through Lilla Rogers’ Bootcamp class, and her work first caught my eye through her submission on the jello assignment. She is a genius on using very simple and bold geometric shapes to compose her jello. It is just so much fun to look at! Her color palette is ingenious as well, as she juxtaposes the colorful jello with white cake stands to create intriguing visual contrast.
The piece that first caught my eye! Copyright © Jana Curll
She uses textures deliciously in her work. Everything about her work is playful, whimsical and fearless, and her colors are always very well planned out.
So the emotional roller coaster ride begins…
My Final Submission at Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search
Entering Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search is my goal of the year. In fact, I joined MATS A and Bootcamp classes because I wanted to join GTS! It is my dream to be represented by Lilla, and joining GTS is probably the one and only way to seek this opportunity nowadays.
So here we are, at the end of our MATS Bootcamp journey. I am feeling both excited and lost. I will spare you the details of my internal struggle and jump right into the assignment. If you haven’t closed the browser window by the end of this post, then we’ll talk about my thoughts more. Ha ha!
Mini Assignment: My Favorite Drinks
We were asked to draw our favorite drinks 15 minutes a day for a week. We were asked to play, and draw on at least 1 new surface that we haven’t drawn on before. We have a Facebook Group for our class, and each assignment we were allowed to share our drawings. But for this month, we were asked to not share our drawings and focus on our own development rather than getting influenced by others. We can share photos of our favorite drinks though.
With a work project going on vigorously this month, I wasn’t even sure if I would have been able to complete and submit for “Make Art That Sells” Bootcamp‘s assignment this month. Thankfully there was a strange holding gap at my work schedule, and I was able to hurry, finish, and submit my final art work. I wasn’t happy with what I submitted, but participating is better than nothing!
Mini Assignment: Ship In A Bottle, Whales, and Nautical Theme
We were asked to doodle “ship in a bottle”, and maybe whales too. We were asked to use a medium that we are familiar and comfortable with. For me that would be Adobe Illustrator. This sounds very easy, right?
The Lilla Rogers “Make Art That Sells” Bootcamp March Gallery is released. This is the second month of our class, and our second project. The project’s theme is jello, and the medium is bolt fabric pattern design.
The quality of work is so professional and, so yummy this time around. Like last time, it is my selfish desire to pick out and bookmark a handful that I like the most, and write a post about it. I must gloat that I picked so well last time, that one of my favorites, the cuckoo clock by Linda Tordoff (paintlovestudio), was picked up by Paper and Cloth Design Studio. She is now officially represented by this agent. Congrats to her! Let’s see what happens this time.
I picked 28 this time (so it fits nicely into 7 rows, haha). It is always so hard to pick out only a limited number of my favorites – at one point I had 80 browser tabs open, and I almost want to give up. Again, this is purely my personal favorites. The order is random. Below are the links to individual pieces within the gallery (which links to the artists’ respective portfolios), and reasons to why I like them:
As I wrote about it on my previous post, I have joined the Make Art That Sells Assignment Bootcamp by the wonderful Lilla Rogers, one of the top illustration agents in the world. Each month we’ll get an assignment, which is broken down into weeks. We will finished by the third week of the month and submit to the gallery. The February gallery went live two days ago. The theme is about cuckoo clocks, and the media is cellphone cover. And there were over 400 wonderful submissions to it.
I finally had a chance to see it myself, and I was overwhelmed by it. There are a lot of talent, but there are just too many to look at! So, I picked out 20 that caught my eye, and I like the most. There are so many of them that I liked, but I want to limit to 20 so this post will somehow come to an end (!) The order is random. Below are the links to individual pieces within the gallery (which links to the artists’ respective portfolios), and reasons to why I like them: