floral dress (final, draft, and concept), digital, print here
i hadn’t made much art for myself (at all actually) in recent months. this came out of a boredom sketch— i was originally going to make a simple animated gif where the petals fall on her lap, but it got a little carried away. this was also inspired by a picture of a 1910 maxi dress i had open in a tab for weeks.
i’ve been trying to work in a looser style …but unfortunately it becomes really rigid when i zoom out (a large part is probably that i used straight vertical lines and small brushes).
my personal work has slowed down significantly in the last year, which is kind of a good and bad thing. talking to my coworker, kevin, a few weeks ago, i asked if he still thinks drawing is “difficult.” he said yes— not necessarily for technical reasons, but for a lack of inspiration. it’s hard to draw something that’s meaningful— which is exactly why i’ve hit a wall. i have nothing to say anymore. considering, though, that all i had to say a year or so ago were mopey, whiny things, my lack of drawings might be good.