Although it is a big investment to start with I believe digital art is the future for artists because, in the long term, it will reduce your material costs. Its also very accessible, I just need to grab my tablet to draw nowadays which has all the colours and all the pens.
On saying that you cant beat getting your hands dirty, making a mistake with no undo button and trying to get away with. The creative process will always be a balance between the two so my advice is don't take sides, bake your cake and eat it.
Here are some recent digital pieces I've created where I have tried to incorporate my IRL style of brown paper, Posca pens and stickers.
I have always held a firm belief that art is a team sport and that we can produce better work and come up with more creative ideas when we work together. I was discussing this with Sam Roddan from Art Pop-Up and how I wanted to create a sketchbook that could be left in a coffee shop for anyone to draw in. Something that would encourage people to work together even if they couldn't get their diaries aligned. The result was Sam loved the concept and has been able to bring it to life as the Community Sketchbook Project. As a result I'll be setting up in Strays every Wednesday from 10am to doodle in the community sketchbook so feel free to join me for a drink and doodle. If you cant make Wednesdays the good news is the sketchbook and pens will be left behind the counter so if you want to have a go just ask a member of staff.
I've just finished my first piece of work for 2022. Its a lyric from a Linkin Park song called Waiting For The End. I see it as quite an uplifting piece about being patient and knowing things will change. There was a second piece being created alongside it with further lyrics but it didn't work out so I'm just sharing the one for now.
This is also worm 22-100 which means I'll only be drawing 100 worms this year as I try and channel new ideas and techniques. Disappointingly the colour of the worm has come out blue in the photo but it is Emerald and Aqua Green in real life.
I'm busy working on some digital stuff and Korpfest so things will be quiet for a while. See you soon.
Head of cutting out and colouring in at Korporate Industries.