I’m trying to be more “free” with making art. By that I think I just mean putting whatever’s sparking my mind on paper rather than letting the opportunity slip away. @DreamColorScheme (on Instagram at least) started out as a series of fashion illustrations, but I want to set it free a little. To house all kinds of ideas and inspirations.
A few weeks ago, I got an email that told me “Emily just viewed your sketchbook” at the Brooklyn Art Library, which, as it turns out, has been storing some 36,000 sketchbooks completed for the Sketchbook Project so far. I’d totally forgotten about doing this in 2011 (this = filling up a light Moleskine sketchbook and sending it back to the Sketchbook Project for a roving exhibition around the country). I recall getting an email […]
One of the things I love about fashion illustrators—and I suppose illustrators/artists in general—is that they tend to have their own distinct styles. When I first started casually doing fashion sketches two years ago, all I wanted was to develop my own style. But I thought: To get there, I’d have to experiment and keep my mind open. This means playing with different materials…which naturally lead to different levels of detail, texture, etc. Over time, […]