As you know, quotes are an important part of my artwork. Words inspire my art, the quote above by Emerson was shown to me by friend Lili who posted that she could see me use it for my art. Indeed, I saw an image flash when I saw the quote. I knew I wanted to do flowers. I was thinking a field of flowers, all the same color except for one. But once I got started, I decided to go for fewer flowers. My first attempt looked like this.
Something wasn't right about this piece. I wasn't going for realistic. And then it hit me. What I wanted to represent was a rainbow flower in the middle of pink and blue flowers in support of all gender fluid youth and adults who struggle to fit in a world made for a binary system, like Chance from Mia Kerick's Love Spell. I have been doing promotional artwork for Mia so it made sense.
In my daily journal that I have been keeping since last September, I usually include a quote...some are illustrated, some aren't. The ones that are illustrated aren't carefully thought out, often drawn carelessly. But sometimes, they turn out better than I had hoped. I didn't want to lose those images so I decided that I would redo them in my art journal. Here are ones I've done so far.
Lately, my daily quotes have been more artistic.
What helps me to create my daily quote art is that I have a daily prompt for drawing. For example, today's prompt was comfort. What do I find comfort in? That's easy, it's my coffee every morning. It was then a matter of finding a quote and then putting together my art. One day the prompt was for me to draw eyes. I actually had an image in mind so I had one of my daughters pose for me to use as a reference.