This post is for a blog hop called “Artists Around the World”. Artists, designers, writers, illustrators, and more around the world are asked 4 questions and post their answers on their blogs. Then link to 1 to 3 other artists to continue the hop.
I am invited by my artist friend Anais Lee to join this blog hop. You can see her lovely works here and blog
Let me introduce myself first. I am a surface designer based in Queens, New York. I started my own design studio in 2010 and licensed my arts to manufactures and other companies. Right now, my works can be found on fabrics, wrapping paper, cell phone cases, and party ware.
Below are the Q & A:
1. Why do I do what I do?
I am passionate about creating art, and I love fabrics, ceramics, and paper. What I do is to bring what I love together, and to share the art to all the people who also enjoy it.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I like to keep the hand-drawn lines and shapes, which makes my art more personal. Combining related objects together is one interesting character in my work. For example, I put rabbit hair bends on chicks for an Easter collection. I also created a Santa Claus nutcracker.
3. How does my creative process work?
I always start with defining a subject (theme). I rarely create from a doodle on a piece of paper. Sometimes, an idea just pop up in my head, it could be a certain type of texture or a scene. I find certain topics based on current market trend or personal preferences. After that, I go online to find image references and draw some elements. Once the sketch is ready, I scan it into the computer. Then, I use the live trace function in Illustrator to digitize all the elements and continue to experiment with colors . In order to build a collection, I create more co-ordinate patterns as my last step.
4. What am I working on now?
I just finished a cats design for fabric! I'm planing to try the fashion theme which is totally different from my current portfolio. I am also taking an online course about mix-media painting.
Now I would like to introduce Vivayne and Eva Marion Seyffarth to continue the blog hop. They are my classmates in the Make Art that Sales online class. Remember to check out their posts next Monday, August 18th.
Vivayne's blog: Vivayne Art Life and the Journey
Eva's blog: Twinkling Journeys