new favorite artists...

In some ways it is frustrating when I come across an artist with a similar style who has already succeeded in what I want to do. But at the same time, it is exciting to see that they are successful, and know that people really like that style.

I am all over the place when it comes to the styles i like...but the kind that has always been a part of me...and always will are the vintage line and wash drawings...think beatrix potter and the original winnie the poo. But with the vintage colors, it takes me back to my own childhood.

Here are some of "belle and boo" by mandy s. She is a british illustrator with a booming ETSY business. I REALLY need to get photoshop and learn!!! She draws her images, scans them inand does some digital coloring. Man, I want to learn that!!

And here is another artist...Roxanne murphy smith, who paints children's all art. I really want to combine my styles to be able to do what these women do. A mix of traditional art, with a flair of modern, yet easy on the eye and simple.

So, these styles are what I grew up liking and doing. My tastes are changing and broadening, but I think that I will stick to this while i get started again to warm up to what I know. That way I can expand from there.