Where can I find your work?
I post regularly on Instagram and Facebook. However, I am currently working on developing a YouTube channel with regular how-to videos, sketchbook tours, and other art related clips. Prints and originals can be purchased through my online store on Storenvy.
You can also join me on Patreon for access to exclusive content!
Follow me on Instagram @yellow.bird.art for the most current updates on evolving projects and product releases.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU?
There are lots of things you can do to support me! Following and engaging on my social media pages helps more than you know!
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Other means of support include purchasing prints or originals, becoming a Patron, or send me a coffee!
Any and all help is extremely helpful and eternally appreciated! I hope to continue to create content that you feel is well spent. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share my artwork with you.
Do you do commissions or art trades?
Due to my hectic lifestyle commission slots are limited. However, please contact me and I'll be happy to consider each request.
Can I use your artwork for tattoo Ideas?
I'd be honored to have my artwork forever inked onto skin! I only request you do not use artwork that I've created as tattoos for myself or others. If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to reach out to me for clarification. Also, please be sure to always give your tattoo artist credit and ensure they tag me @yellow.bird.art to give me credit as well.
WHAT SUPPLIES DO YOU USE?
I have a wide range of brands that I use, some are cheap that I've acquired over the years, others I've recieved as gifts. My favorite brand is Winsor & Newton Professional watercolours. However, many student grade watercolors are excellent for beginners.
I use Winsor & Newton Designers gouache. I haven't used very many other brands, and I tend to stick with what I know. They have very vibrant colors and while slightly expensive, last a relatively long time.
I'm partial towards Winsor & Newtons Galeria Acrylic paints. However, I often use them in conjunction with Master's Touch Fine Art Acrylics. I've also used Golden products with great success.
Honestly, I have such a wide range of types, styles and brands it would be impossible to list them all here. My favorites actually come from the very cheap packs found in many craft stores. I'll usually grab a few brushes whenever they go on sale. I do not have a specific brand that I'm more loyal too than others.
My favorite sketchbook is the Moleskine Art Series. They have a sketchbook version, which is great for pencil and pen, and a watercolor version which hold water and ink very well. I prefer cold-pressed watercolor paper for everything I do as I often decide to add color and other mediums randomly.
Prismacolor Premier Coloured Pencils
Prismacolor Premier Alcohol-based Markers
Kuretake Sumi Brush Pen
White Gelly Role pen
Sakura Micron Pens
Dr. Ph. Martin India inks
HP Spectre x360 Convertable Laptop
Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
Canon Pixma MX922- For scanning /prints
Clip Studio Paint (Manga Studio)
Where did you develop your style?
I still feel like my style is evolving. As a self-taught artist, my skill set is always changing, as is my viewpoint on the world. All these life experiences have brought me to my present moment. Future experiences will surely help shape my growth and style for years to come. With practice and contemplation, I hope to bring my art to a place that is unique and thought-provoking. I hope you stick around to share that journey with me.
DID YOU GO TO ART SCHOOL?
No! Aside from occasionally joining my very cute grandmother at her weekly art classes (more "Golden Girls" than structured art school), I am completely self-taught. A lot of my techniques come from watching my father while he created art during my youth. However, it wasn't until after I had my daughter that I decided to take my art journey seriously. Before then, I simply doodled here and there and created paintings as gifts for friends and family.
I have no interest in obtaining an "arts degree", however I would love to be able to attend life drawing classes and pursue sculpturing in the future.
Other questions and Answers
Will you do my logo for me?
No. I hate developing logos.
Oh wow! You draw! Can you draw me/this idea?
I'd prefer not to. Unfortunately, my budget does not allow free work.
What things do you not like to draw/paint?
I'm not particularly fond of mechas or vehicles...
If I give you exposure will you do this for me for free?
Why is your stuff so much money?
I will not undervalue my work and because bills.