Wiggum

I’m thrilled to be able to create art and on my own terms.” – moi

I can hardly express how pleased I am of myself to keeping up with my 2017 resolution to create art every day.

Honestly, I’m so glad this is done. In a nutshell, I have achieved all of my goals I set out for myself for this resolution, and I plan to continue creating art just not every day.

There were some days I would think to myself, “oh shit, I only have an hour left.” and would produce some of my not as finest work. My favorite pass time of playing video games also came through, and you can tell when I would rather be doing that than creating art.

I’m thrilled to be able to create art and on my own terms.

Here are a look back on the goals I sent upon myself: 

1. Create a piece of art every day in 2017.

I did it folks! My final piece of the year I wanted a redo of my beloved Wiggum, and my first clay piece of the year. It was a discovery of how much I would enjoy creating pieces from polymer clay. I learned a lot from what I found on Etsy, Instagram and YouTube.

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2. Improve my own art and hone my style.

I have embrace my cute and cartoon style. Abstract painting and charcoal drawings were fun to play with, but don’t give as much joy and satisfaction.

3. Learn about and meet new artist.

Many tips were gained from Creative Rachy and cuteness overload of Teru Teru Kumo inspired me deeply.

A podcast called Pencil Kings exposed me many artist, and the one that stood out the most was Fran Krause  a webcomic artist of Deep Dark Fears. His interview is what inspired me to make my own webcomic Cute World Problems!

Honestly, I wish I could have met more local artist, but this is just as great.

4. Inspire my husband to do art again.

Maybe he isn’t doing it full time like he once had, but he was inspired to fire up photoshop and create some amazing pieces.

I did inspire a young boy named Robert to draw, and for me it was worth it. Below are some of his drawings I have hung up in my office.

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What’s next? Well we’ll just have to wait and see.

Thank you for following and reading. Thank you if you are just discovering. ❤

Two Hearts

John with his true love. – moi

I had some serious artist block until just few hours ago. I really enjoyed creating Mandy and the “Wrap Machine” that I knew I wanted to draw a chibi, but wasn’t sure who.

LITTLEBEANMy pug Wiggum is always such a muse, and the idea struck! I would draw two of my hearts. ❤ ❤

Back in 2009, I drew the cutest picture of Wiggum, on the left, and it wasn’t until I started playing in Adobe Photoshop that I knew I wanted to bring back that style into this piece. John’s chibi is different than how I draw myself and I tend to give him more edges than curves.

Overall I love how this piece turned out, and most importantly i didn’t forget my husband’s soul patch!

I almost named this piece, “John’s True Love.”

See below for the original sketch!

True Love

 

Wiggum and Me

I’ll dress you up in my pug. All over, all over. – moi

Quick sketch in a caricature style. Too tired and not enough time to give it color. Inspired by a photo I took today of Wiggum and Me. ❤