Hello, my name is Jess. An illustrator/designer who is 21 years old, residing in Sydney, Australia. I have a terrible sweet tooth and like to squeal over baby animals in my spare time.
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Asked by Anonymous
That just happened to be a decent gif of me, but thank you so much!!! That’s really sweet of you!!! I may even take pictures of the day at the market, and if I post them, I might be in those photos! :D
Asked by minnakristiina
First of all, thank you so much for your support! It really means a lot to me, and it makes me really happy that you enjoy my artwork :D
My absolute staples are black pens with different nib sizes (I normally use Staedtler or Artline, they do the job) and a white Posca pen. I also use red pens as an accent to my black and white drawings, but lately I’ve been trying to delve into other colour combinations. To dress up my black and white drawings, I like dotting black spaces with my Posca pen to create this constellation look.
I also like drawing hair, as it is so therapeutic for me and to look at too haha.
Also, I’ve been using watercolour a lot lately and I really enjoy it because I love seeing the interesting “accidental” marks it leaves when one part has more water than the other and it dries up, it looks so pretty. I play around with it a bit by using a bit of tissue and just dabbing it, and I also like to mix different colours so it gives a nice gradient, but at the same time, I try to make it look messy.
Also, I like drawing over the watercolours with my Posca pen with either constellations or patterns just to make it more interesting and it gives off a pretty interesting result.
I hope that helps! :D