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It's Mother's Day

Updated: May 20, 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the awesome moms out there. I am missing my mom so much right now. She was an artist herself and taught me a thing or two when it comes to drawing or painting. She was really into folk art. The pencil box (which I think my dad actually made), is one of the folk art pieces of hers. She painted so much stuff in this style. Rocking chairs, stools, boxes, side tables. I never really got the whole folk art thing growing up. But, now I have an appreciation for it. And I've had my first try of it via digital illustration.

As I've posted before, lately I've been honing my digital illustration skills with Procreate. This past week I took a folk art class via Skillshare with Liz Kohler Brown. Her stuff is amazing. And she has a way of teaching that makes it relaxing and fun to watch. And she just makes it look so darn easy.

It has been an exercise taking real life pictures and turning them into folk art. This has not been an easy thing for my brain to wrap around. But, I'm happy with what I've come up with for my first try.

One of the things Liz encourages artists to do is to make an inspiration board. I found it super helpful to sketch the plants out first and pull all the colors I wanted to use together before I started creating this piece. I had so much fun with this project and plan on creating many more.

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