Monday, 10 January 2011

Identity Crisis - Tigerlilly Quinn

I think we are all having an identity crisis here at tea and crayons! Our promo packs are certainly giving us food for thought haha :) I think Rachel puts it so well in the post below but in this world of SO MANY talented illustrators it is hard to find out what your distinctive style is..

Also the one thing that often concerns me is that if people associate me with a certain style does that mean I have to continue in that style forever more? If at the moment I only work in ink and pen does that mean I cannot start using collage for example? I have to admit I am a bit of a fickle person and so I can often get over exited about a new method or style of drawing before discovering something new and being crazy about that.

I think it is so important to have a distinctive style. If I was to see an illustration by Ashley G..

I would know straight away it was by her. And even when she does realistic portrait commissions you can still tell a mile off they are by her.
If I was to show you a few different illustrations by me would you recognize they all had my style?
I am holding a little survey over at my blog to try and figure it all out :) I would love it if you could help me out! (It is a giveaway too) Thanks for your time xoxo


Abby Illustration said...

Lovely post! I love the illustrator you featured. I must say, I do think you have a distinctive style and I love it. When we were doing the portraits, I could imagine how everybody's would look and I must say I was right! I love all the different styles we have going on! xx

Kayleigh Bluck said...

I agree - great post, and most definitely can tell that those illustrations are yours. On your personal blog with the images of old uni work some of that was recognisable as you too (e.g. your line work in the hair of your characters)
Also love the featured illustrator! xx

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