Gettin' Made: TGIIF (Thank God It's Illustration Friday!)
We all have our Friday rituals, our little celebrations that the standard work-week is over. Mine involves stopping at the Coffee Bean near my house to buy a mocha latte instead of drinking the crappy coffee I've made for myself throughout the week. One Friday ritual many creatives engage in is a little bit of magic known as Illustration Friday. This amazing website posts a new theme weekly for artists (and non-artists) to draw upon - sign up for their mailing list, have the theme magically show up in your inbox every Friday morning and you're good to go!
|"Unfold the Evilness of Little Red Riding Hood" by one girl two dogs (www.onegirltwodogs.com)|
After the jump, more pieces done for the theme "unfold" and info on how Illustration Friday works.
|"Let Your Life Unfold" by Liz Noftle (www.elizabethnoftle.com)|
There's zero other rules for participating in Illustration Friday, and submitting something every single week is not a requirement. (As an occassional participant, I'd be in big trouble if it were.) Make a painting, sculpture, doodle on a post-it, whatever, anything goes. Post your work on the site for other artists to see, rinse, and repeat the following week. It's a great way to get an idea for a new project or become exposed to new art and other folks' interpretations of a word.
|"Unfold" by TamiArt (www.tamiart.blogspot.com)|
While these are some pretty awesome pieces, don't be intimidated - people from all skill sets and experience levels upload their pieces. If you're a newbie take heart - you gotta start somewhere, and you are most likely a much better artist than you think. Have fun and happy drawing!