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Well, I know how you feel! It’s taken me years to gain enough confidence to draw animals or people without cringing and I want to help you get to that place too!
My class, Sketching for Surface Designers & Illustrators, was created was created specifically to help beginning artists improve their skills and give experienced artists a few new tips & tricks.
Over the past decade, I slowly transitioned to my dream job as a full-time surface designer working for myself. Before that, I had a career as a graphic designer in email marketing (which was as boring as it sounds).
And when I say “slowly transitioned”, I mean it! It was definitely not an overnight success.
One thing that did help? Though I’m an artist, the other part of me is a total numbers nerd, so I thrived on testing different approaches, documenting my results, and creating streamlined systems for myself.
Ultimately I arrived at the methods that led me to collaborations with brands like Papyrus, Cloud9 Fabrics, Pyrex, and Trader Joe’s — and seeing my designs on products in stores I shop at!