Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I recently did some fun artwork for the Studio Nest blog and it got me thinking…. I should do this more often, both for my own blog and for anyone else who might fancy my digital illustrations.

illustration / PrettyHauteMess

I also recently got a new MacBook Air (which I LOVE) and have discovered the downfall to a new lap top….. Now, I have no excuse not to do more work in the evenings after my day job, even if I just feel like lounging on the sofa and not sitting at my desk with the iMac.

No excuses.

Another very big reason I don’t do more illustrations (besides, you know, the day job) is because I have no confidence whatsoever. I’m assuming this is the case for most designers, but screw that. I won’t get better if I don’t do it more often.

No fear.

That is all. Continue on with your day….


Commented on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I love that you are posting your illustrations! I have issues with lack of confidence in my writing and other creative works too…but you just have to put them out there! Fear of failure can be debilitating…if you let it.

Commented on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Yes, confidence is a big factor for holding anyone back, but I say go for it! You’re right, once you do it more, it will build your confidence. Do you know the blog garance dore? Look at her really old posts… when she first started (She doesn’t have an archives, but if you just click on older posts at the bottom of the first page and then manually type in a page number at the top address bar in place of ‘2’, like 200, or 180, then it will take you back 180 pages.) Her illustrations have gotten SO good compared to when she first started. It’s amazing how much her work and her blog (and, clearly, confidence!) has grown over the years. I love the illustration above… really pretty and sweet.

Are you a graphic designer?

Congrats on the macbook air. I got my new macbook pro in August and considered the macbook air, but it was so thin, i was afraid i would break it! lovely blog you have :) following you on twitter!

Kristin | Dine X Design
Commented on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I love this new style of illustration you’ve been playing with – we should talk about doing something fun over on DxD if you’re into it! xo

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