“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” - Napoleon Hill
Artistic growth is a strange concept to me.
It’s like my hands and mind are communicating more effectively as a team to produce artwork that is better quality and more enjoyable for me to make. Whereas before, there was some form of dispute between the two, which led to art that wasn’t as pleasing to me.
To cultivate this growth, I started with drawing every day and taking self-taught art courses every week. This led to me being confident in my work and creating my own projects.
Some of these projects were just to test myself and to have fun artistically, like my first Instagram series Monokaleidoscopic. This series allowed me to explore outfits and environments, something I felt I haven’t been doing enough of. I was also able to explore the narrative of a young woman meeting and befriending a cat, watching their relationship grow in each illustration.
Of course, with growth comes struggle. It’s not that the more I grow, the more I struggle, but rather, the more I grow, the more new experiences I get to learn from. I look forward to the new experiences I’ll have the rest of this year, and I hope you do too.
As always, take care of yourselves, and thanks for reading,