My style and techniques have been ever-changing forever. I'm sure that's normal when you're trying to find what feels right for you and finding your "voice" in the art world.
This past month though, I have been experimenting with a more simplistic style. I thought long and hard about what changes I have going through in my own lifestyle. It's been over a year since I've began my Minimalist journey, and now that I feel that I'm on the right path...I want my art to somehow showcase what I'm currently going through and just my huge LOVE for simplicity. I want to focus less on detail (more-so with the watercolor part) because I notice that when I make the details the main priority of my work, I feel somewhat tense and constantly pushing for perfection.
This simplistic style has allowed me to be more at ease and to flow where the ink and paint wants to flow. Channeling my Pisces tendencies/intuition is also apart of it all, which makes everything run smoother for me.
One thing I haven't been very good at is consistency. Now most of my IG followers know that I focus a lot on urban sketch and my Doodleinas. Both have had different styles in the past, especially from the past few months and it was totally getting to me. I'm not trying to compare myself to other artists, but I have noticed that the most successful artists these days have their signature style with their art. When people see their work at first glance, they automatically know it's by that particular artist.
Since I'm loving this simplistic style, I wanted to apply it to my Doodleinas as well. So even though urban sketch and my doodleinas are totally different subjects, at least they'll have the same signature style, you know? So after a couple hours of experimenting today...this is what I came up with.
Tada! :) Same style, different subject. I'm really loving it so far!
I still love working with my Prismacolor Col-Erase colored pencils, but it just doesn't quite flow. I did however, use my light grey col-erase to sketch my Doodleina down. They're really great for sketching!
Now, I don't want to jinx it and say that I'm going to stay with this simplistic style forever, but who knows! I'm constantly evolving as an artist, so whatever it may be...I'm gonna go with my gut feeling :)