art, drawing, Life, parenthood, sketchbook

Chasing a medium

Back in 2015, I faced a serious identity crisis. Most women sail through these transitional times like swans, I however was more sinking than swimming. Eventually I found a sense of self but it took almost a year.

In those days, I felt cramped by my earlier visual language, and struggled to evolve my usual ink lines into something else.

Friends recommended all sorts of media, but I just couldn’t break out of line.

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I explored drawing with brushes, ink and pastels but the cloud wouldn’t budge.

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The only benefit after all that, was the brown boy was happy.

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Advice from the anteater

A few months ago I was struggling to change my default drawing style. Since I started drawing with a Lamy my drawing has plateaued.

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I guess this must be what he’s looking at

But anyway instead I read Elmer.

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And I’m still on the plateau.

 

 

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