can I be completely honest with you... I originally started this account without knowing what I was doing it for. Like I had @gabi.loraine which was for the only art I was selling then, and I wanted a personal account. ...Because I’m not the selfie kind of person and I didn’t know what other Instagram content to post, I said I’ll do a fun thing just for my doodles and use it to follow and keep up with the kind of people I love but wouldn’t want to see the political and feminist crap I post on Facebook. .........and then this happened! 🌈
(I’m so happy I didn’t call it @gabi.loraine.doodles)
It felt magical but clearly by exposing myself - my talent, the product of years of learning and practicing... I was able to connect with all of you reading this right now, and not *just* my friends and family. And it’s opened doors for me to sell my work.
And I thank you because you keep me going. I always wanted to do this professionally but was afraid of everything that was at stake and kept hiding behind “designer” or “school teacher”. I want to have and make the time to draw and paint. To sell my work and I want you to buy it. I want to teach classes for students who are actually interested in the class and not just there for a grade in school.
And it’s what I’m doing. 💪 I would have NEVER thought Instagram was the tool which would help me with that.
Just looking through the drawings from the beginning until now is impressive to me and it hasn’t even been a year yet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Quick pic of a quick sketch of a quick sketcher at the Society of Illustrators last night. And...I quickly gave the man the sketch. Had a great time sketching wonderful dancing costume models and seeing the awe inspiring art on the walls! #portraitsketch#societyofillustrators