Hi everyone! I’ve been listening to the Three Point Perspective Podcast for a few weeks now (obsessed!) and this is my first post on the forum. I don’t know if Introductions are a thing here, but they have been in other forums I’ve taken part in so I thought I’d start off by saying hello.
My name is Veronica Mui, I’m coming from a traditional art background, no college art education though. I got married young and have three kids 10 and under. I ventured into illustration about a year and a half ago and am figuring my way around, working towards a consistent style, building a portfolio, learning about the business and how to create a book. My first love before art as a child was writing, so it’s been wonderful to start writing again and express myself that way, but I still have a lot to learn.
I’m excited to meet new friends here, especially now when restrictions in America are keeping people from gathering like usually (I miss my art people!!)
I’m obsessed with Jessie Wilcox Smith, Alphonse Mucha, Komako Sakai, Taro Gomi, Ludwig Bemelmens to name a few inspirations.
I’ve been an oil painter for years and really hit a rut when I when to my first illustration class and was encouraged to try watercolor...whew, that was a mess I fussed with it for a year before I realized I just didn’t enjoy it. So I chased printmaking and found monoprinting which is just fabulous so I’m exploring and pinning down what exactly it is that I love making - what moods, what poses, what lighting, what colors, et.
I would love to see your work and where your inspirations come from, or if you have images that show how you built your style over time, that’s absolutely fascinating to me. I recently found an incredible illustrator who I really admire and scrolled through his instagram feed (which was LARGE) and it was so interesting to watch his progression over the course of three years - you could basically watch his voice become clearer and clearer and see what he decided to follow and what he chose to drop.
Feel free to share your work here showing the progression of your artistic voice, with or without images of your greatest inspirations!
Here are a few of my recent pieces.
Here are some earlier works
And two of my biggest inspirations, Jessie Wilcox Smith (whoops, it was pointed out to me that this is Elizabeth Shippen Green, not Jessie Wilcox smith , how embarrassing, I should pay more attention... thanks, friend!) and Komako Sakai