I love your artwork. I used to draw a lot and paint but I lack time right now, and I am nowhere close to your artwork haha. Yet I have a question: how did you get where you are right now? Besides the fact that you are super talented, Did you practice for a long time or did you take classes or something on top of that? I hope one day I'll be able to do what you do, or just come a little close to that. Love, Susannah.

 
avacarmen

Thanks love! For the most part I am self taught. Upon graduating from college, I couldn’t find a job. So I decided to take time off and focus on art. I spent a good year experimenting/practicing before I did any gallery shows. A good tip is to recreate one of your favorite paintings, and then a year or so later paint it again! Check out my improvement HERE.

Just stick with it and it will pay off! :)


Hi Ava, how do you do the white outlines? They are perfectly of same width. Thanks, Anil

 
avacarmen

It’s a secret I’ll never tell…jk I use white ink pens; Jelly Rolls are great! 

"The artistic life is a long, lovely suicide."
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