Hidden Expectations, Expressive Characters and Travel Inspiration
Rachel Bradley’s Newsletter #8
No new artwork to share this week, I’m afraid! I’m writing from Canterbury, England, on an impromptu and whirlwind roadtrip before my best friend’s wedding this weekend. Noah’s been shooting some amazing photos that I can’t wait for us to share as a reference pack. Travel is such an amazing source of inspiration, and I’m equal parts loving every second and eager to get back home and put this inspiration to good use.
Weekly prompts to encourage self-reflection and help you discover impactful things about yourself, your art and your career.
Many artists take the path of necessity. In the urgency to pay bills and secure careers, we chase what seems most practical and can lose touch with our original drive to create. We mould our vision to fit what others expect of us.
With that in mind: who are you making art for?
Each week, I share the work of other people here. Be sure to check out their pages and show them some love! To find out how to get featured, click here.
It makes such a difference when you add expressions to your characters. We often glamorise expressionless faces because heaven forbid a face should display a wrinkle! Then there's the fact that vapid faces are easier to paint, and you end up with a whole lot of bland, blank character artwork.
Don't fall into the trap! Nab this fantastic set by Faestock, who shows us that you can be expressive AND beautiful. Make your work stand out from the sea of dead-face characters!
Brynn Elizabeth (below):
Brad Meyers (below):
Tiffanie LaMonte (below):
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