I love animals and beauty, so the inspiration to use those things is pretty much never ending.
As an artist, it’s easy to end up repeating yourself and using the same techniques or subjects over and over (this doesn’t just apply to drawing or painting, it’s a hole I’ve fell into with writing too) so I decided to make a list of things I wanted to use as inspiration. Basically, I’ve been drawing the things I love. It can be frustrating at first, since the initial attempts are almost never what you intended. But when you stick with it, making art inspired by the things most beloved to you is really satisfying. At the moment I’m sketching our plants, painting bottles of perfume and skincare, working on cats and forest animals, and making endless portraits of Audrey Hepburn. Things that I think are cool and I’m invested in capturing them. Once I have more prints up on my store I’ll get stuck back in to using the thick paint I love to make abstract paintings and landscapes. But for now I’m indulging myself. I love animals and beauty, so the inspiration to use those things is pretty much never ending.
This concludes my latest little update! Plenty of new stuff up on my Etsy store, so check that out if you’re interested! https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/VivienneAusten
If anyone wants to comment with what you love to draw/paint/photography/write about most, I’d love to know.