On March 3rd, 2019 I joined Futureland, which was one of the best decisions. All of this was because @internetVin convinced me to start a high-frequency output on this platform. Using Futureland as a tool in my everyday life has made me become a better visual artist and designer.
As a visual artist/designer creating something every day for 365 days, I would never know what to create. In the beginning stages, I often looked at existing art and tried to alter them to make them my own, only to realize that this process was ineffective because I wasn’t really learning much and I was copying other art. With my outputs now, I use real photographic images as inspiration and trace over parts I want to include in my output. But altogether, I have become better at drawing and my productivity/speed has increased.
Not knowing what to create and in what style often caused anxiety for me. I would always get stuck/and still feel unsure on how to determine my style. By making art every day, I came across many visual artists and read their stories. It is common for visual artists to not develop their styles early on and rather develop it after several years of making art/designs. To ease the process of “finding my style” I would use the same techniques, brushes, and color pallets often.
In creating something every day, Procreate was my best friend. You can do so much with this tool and I will probably never stop using it. At first, I would spend around 20-40 minutes creating something, and on other days I would spend 2-3 hours creating some of my designs.
By sharing my work online to the public every single day, I have become more confident in what I do. Doing an everyday project led me to some amazing opportunities like creating my own Redbubble store online where people from all around the world have been buying my art. I’ve also been selling prints to my peers, and I have started to put my designs/art on t-shirts. It is an amazing feeling to see what you have created on a screen, evolving into something physical, and this is just the beginning for me.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me along my creative journey ✨ -T.