MZ Wallace x Kerry James Marshall / The accessory brand #mzwallace has launched many artist collaborations. Here is #kerryjamesmarshall Metro Tote and 100 percent of profits are going to charity. Artist collaboration and patronage at its finest #artflow
Was deciding if I should post this text for a while now and decided why not, this is basically what made me get so hooked on art ~ the reason I draw to this day.
To cut a long story short, I had been chronically ill for a good 13 (give or take) years of my life, after many tests, many doctors telling me it's my Aspergers, I was finally diagnosed with "endometriosis" this changed my life dramatically, I went from an active kid who loved not only drawing but running around outside and climbing trees, to someone who struggled to do anything because of the pain.
Drawing kept me sane, it gave me a way to escape from appointments, admission to the hospital and the multiple operations I had.
Unable to complete schooling, trying to get through a 6 month illustration course, getting told "go home, your too sick to be here"
3 years ago I was diagnosed with Adenomyosis, my doctor wouldn't talk about it "just need to live with the pain" it was my gp who told me I had it. Cure... Hysterectomy..no one would perform on someone so young.
My pain only worsened, with no specialist and only the pain unit to help me out, my pain doctor finally found a new specialist.
Skip to a few months ago, the specialist agreed to my hysterectomy, 4 weeks ago...i had that operation.
Having such a major surgery at the age of 24 when you have no kids is extremely hard, the dog in the drawing? He's my service dog in training, Takoda (and my faith in God) has helped me pull through and Takoda has been amazing company.
My art has been my escape from reality, it's given me something to continue doing even when it felt all was lost, it's given me something that I can work at and achieve.
Tell me in the comments bellow, has art helped you through anything? Been your coping mechanism or your "sanity", feel free to share bellow or DM me :) #art#kiliaarts#kiliasart#takoda#takodaservicedog#digitalart#artflow#girl#me#selfportrait#illustration#illustrator#conceptart#pets#dog#canine#artistoninstagram#artistofinstagram
I almost forgot why I love my galaxy note 5. Besides having its own pen, there's even this handy drawing app called artflow. Best $4.95 I ever spent. Pretty much operates like photoshop. Anyway, speaking of forgetting, apparently the last time I used this app was a year ago and this drawing was the last thing I did. I added text and a cooler filter for added effect.
It has been at least a week since I had a play with my inks. I have missed it!!
Last night I decided to add some alcohol pen work to a old piece.. what a fail ( little did I know that I used the wrong pens until it was too late). It is all about trial and error. This baby had to be reworked so I didnt have to throw it out.
Any tips on what pens to use to draw over inks??