Art Techniques, Artist Gems, Thank You

Artist Gems for May 13

About Art of Others

I’ve been searching for other artist bloggers as a way to expand my thinking.

I write about these artists I’ve discovered in my blogging and artistic journey: Artist Gems. Take a look to view and enjoy their work.

Perhaps you’ll find a new style, a little technique, an inspiration through the ripple effect when we appreciate and observe others at their best and as they share while they develop their work. When artists create, their work influences others: the work stirs the emotions, reflects the community and events of the day, and inspires a response, perhaps even in the viewers’ own art.

This weeks artists are unique in their art– different ways in stickers, book reviews, watercolor, brushes, whimsy, and stories. Every other week I’m pleasantly surprised by what I find– I hope your enjoy these picks.

Artist Gems for May 13, 2021

Leona Woolfol

Blog: Leonawoolfolk

Leona I found in Instagram while learning about stickers. She creates beautiful stickers for journaling — color, details, whimsy, organize– you name it and she’s got a sticker for you. I even took her Sticker Sheet Creation In ProCreate class Skillshare, a good way to learn about creating stickers. Be sure to take a look whether you’re interested in stickers or just illustration — her style will make you smile.

Lettie Blue

Website: Lettie Blue

I found Lettie Blue on Skillshare — her Ink and Watercolor class helped so much with the process of getting the watercolor look while maintaining the clarity of Inking. The class shows how to create floral “stamps” to use over and over in your illustrations by remixing and rearranging the black/white “ink” design and then adding the water color. It’s a lovely style that I love. I now have “periwinkle” stamps as a start, created from the process in her class.

Her work also includes water color portrait, flowers, and abstracts. She also sells lovely watercolor brushes, watercolor paper, and “How To” books and courses on Gumroad. Well worth the purchase when you see her work and want to learn the style.

She’s a must follow in Skillshare and Gumroad.

Martine Pulvenis

Blog: Rogue Pixel Studios

Martine is a graphic illustrator and storyteller using simple designs in her illustrations. Her blog includes helpful tips, like this one on RedBubble stickers. Minimal is her style: Illustration Projects.

I found this artist while looking for sticker information– and this work also grabbed my attention. I’ve a tendency to start simple and then add too much in an effort that it look “real,” when that’s not even the style I like. So looking over this work helped me think in terms of simple lines.

Take a look at the work, blog, and ideas shared here– you will be glad you did.

So Take a look!

Again I’ve found those who create art with heart– artists who took the time to share both the art and story, in the narrative and visuals that only artists can imagine.

I discovered ways that help designing and creating stickers and ink and watercolor– strategies and processes in Procreate and ways of thinking through the organization and design.

I hope you enjoy their work and learn a bit more from them, as I have. I appreciate and thank them for sharing their journey– a little ripple effect that improves the world, which is something that is much needed in these times today.

Take a look– I’m sure you’ll agree, each of these artists create with the heart first!

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