What type of pens do you use? For the fashion ones? I love your work btw :)

Hey :) 

At the moment I use fine liner pens and staedtler ergosoft coloured pencils. Though every now and then I may use a hint of ink and I am dying to get my hands on and own myself the faber castell polychromos, they are beautiful! 

How are you so talented?
Anonymous

Thank you. 

I would say a lot of patience and a lot of practice. However, as my Grandad is an absolutely amazing painter, and my family is a very creative lot, I may just say some of it runs in the blood. xxx

Your work is really good.
Anonymous

Thank you so much sweet :) xx

can you post a separate picture of the cancer zodiac drawing you created?

Hey, 

Sorry for the maybe late reply. If I can find them all separately I will post them up. I think if you look through my blog, there are actually separate images of the Zodiac design pieces. I can’t remember fully as it has been soooo long since I have been on tumblr. xxx

your drawings and designs are gorgeous! Do you have any tips?^^ I'd love to get better (: xx

Hi, 

So sorry if you have had wrote to me a while ago. I haven’t actually been on my Tumblr in MONTHS! I actually had forgotten all about it! But I am back. 

First of all, thank you so much for the lovely compliments, it really does mean a lot to me. :)

My tips, it’s probably something that you have heard before, but it literally is, to take the time to practice. I didn’t get to my stage of work by not doing it, I just kept at it and still I find that when I compare my work to even a couple of months ago, I am always improving. 

For god sakes sharpen those pencils. I actually taught myself this a few months ago. It is so ridiculous how ignorant I was to a vital part of drawing. A nice sharp tip will help incredibly! You can add so much more detail and will gain nice crisp edges. 

The third piece of advice I will give, and it really truly is something you need to listen to. This is to find your own style. There are so many artists out there who are talented and who inspire us, so it is very easy for us to compare our works to theirs and when you feel like your work is not as good or does not have the same technique as them, it really can put you down as you just don’t feel good enough. Around a year ago I was feeling the same and often I would look at my art and then look at others, and I just felt like I wasn’t good enough, or would never gain to that level of drawing. Something happened though that made me realise, that actually, as much as I admire other artists, I DO NOT WANT to be the same as them. I do not want my artworks to fade into the background with other artists who are similar to you. You want your own style so that when people see your work, they think “Oh that is an Amy design” you want people to know it is you. Also, every artist has a different style, and art is a very opinion based thing. What you may think “I absolutely love this work” Some others may think “Well actually I don’t like it that much, I prefer this” So do not be too hard on yourself. 

So my advice boils down to:

1. Practice 2. Sharpener and 3. Be you! 

I hope this may have helped. 

xxxx

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Third and final design experiment on its way #bestdm @bestdrawing #artFido #artistmafia #alien_contest #illustrateyourworld @artists_community #artists_community @artsnapper #artsnapper #artnerd #artcollective #thedrawingposts #nawden #theartproject #idrew4u #whitepeafowl #artbyu #all_about_art #bestpencilartists #artstag #artaddiction101 #triplesartists #miiart

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Finished the second design and have started my third. Almost halfway through the designs and then the making will soon be starting ah! #photooftheday #picoftheday #love #fashion #couture #fashionart #fashionlove #fashiondrawing #fashionillustration #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #design #art #artist #illustration #drawing #designer #work #flowers #black #dress

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Close up of one of the chosen 6-8 designs for my mini collection “shadow impressions” #fashion #fashionart #love #picoftheday #photooftheday #fashiondesign #fashionillustration #fashiondesigner #fashiondrawing #drawing #art #artist #illustration #design #designs #designer #pencil #pen #paint #flowers #detail #black

1 year ago

Do you ever get those days where something just doesn’t want to work? It’s happening now! Eurgh I hope this actually turns out okay. My first sketch of the chosen 6 designs to make… #fashion #fashionwork #fashionart #fashiondrawing #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #fashionsketch #sketch #sketching #art #artist #drawing #dress #design #final

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This is where it all starts before all the details are drawn in, the shading and the colours. This is the homestretch and then will choose my favourite 6-8 designs for the mini collection and hopefully start making. Woo! #fashion #fashionwork #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #fashionsketch #fashionsketchbook #sketching #sketch #art #drawing #design #designer #dress #dresses

1 year ago

More designing getting closer to that finish and final designs before making. Yay! Bring on the stress! #designer #designing #design #fashion #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #art #artist #illustration #drawing #sketch #sketchbook #fashionsketch #fashionsketchbook #dress #dresses #couture

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Pattern ideas for garments working with different flowers. #fashion #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #fashionsketch #fashionsketchbook #art #illustration #photooftheday #picoftheday #drawing #sketch #purple #black #inspiration #love #artist

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Right side of sketchbook with beginning designs. #fashion #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #fashionillustration #dresses #dress #art #illustration #photooftheday #picoftheday #black

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Left side of sketchbook of designs finished. #dress #fashion #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #fashionillustration #art #illustration #fashionsketchbook #fashionsketch #drawing #black

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