I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Award! Thanks goes to Hannah D. of The Damsel in the Dress, who nominated me. :D She’s also a fellow pinner. :)
Here are the rules for the Sunshine Award:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog
- Answer the list of questions
- Nominate other bloggers and inform them of their nomination
- Create questions for your nominees
Also, use the Sunshine Award picture on your blog.
The questions I received were:
1- who/what is your personal artistic inspiration?
I’m inspired a lot by artists who illustrate(d) fairy tales, especially Arthur Rackham, Charles Robinson, and Kay Nielsen. Stained glass windows have actually inspired several of my drawings, as well as paper theaters and/or those books (I don’t know what to call them) where, as you turn the pages, different illustrations layer on top of one another. I love trying to get the effect of those different “steps” in space, kind of mixing 3-D and 2-D. (My Enchanted Wreath illustration probably provides the best example of those two elements, the stained glass and the layered space.) Of course, fairy tales have inspired me since I was a little kid!
2-which is more fun, and are you better at- drawing or painting?
Hmm…I would say painting is more fun (once you get used to it), and I’m better at drawing. You can accomplish some things a lot faster with paint, and it’s also easier to play around with it. But I have more experience with drawing, so it comes more naturally to me. Plus the linework I’m so drawn to is more easily produced with a pen than a brush.
3-What aspect do you struggle/stress over with most in art?
I can think of a lot of answers to that! A big struggle for me is being too much of a perfectionist and not knowing when to stop adding things to a drawing/painting (although perfectionism helps me stay motivated to keep doing better, so it’s both my best friend and my worst enemy). I also struggle with a fear of making mistakes, so I don’t add as much as a drawing/painting needs, and the art can look washed out as a result—or I don’t start the drawing in the first place! (Oh, yeah, and I’m a terrible procrastinator.)
4-what do you love, other than making lovely art?:)
Lots of things. :) Books/reading, Pinterest, singing, music, and God are my top favorites. Oh, and Kdramas!
5- If you could have a chance to illustrate any book ever, what book would it be?
My first choice would probably be Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I already have a pretty vivid idea of how it should look, I love the story and the characters, and I’ve read it a bunch of times. The Secret Gardenby Frances Hodgson Burnett would be my second choice (for the same reasons), but I love the Tasha Tudor illustrations for it that already exist, and those have really sculpted the way I imagine the story, so I don’t feel like I would have as much to say in illustrating that one.
That’s all of the questions! I’m supposed to nominate other blogs, but my mind is totally blanking right now (both in terms of nominees and questions), so I’m going to figure out my nominees and then return and add them to this post, along with my questions for them.
(Did I mention that I’m a terrible procrastinator?)