Today I'm sharing my #homwork. It's not a typo.
What is it?
It's a series of challenges I discovered on instagram. Artist and illustrator Lauren Hom issues assignments every week. They're geared towards lettering artists, but you can take it in any direction you want.
I discovered the challenge last week and decided to take the week 5 challenge: To create a Valentine that began, "I love you so much I would..."
I ended up making two versions of the same card because I both overcomplicated and screwed up the first draft.
This is version #1:
I wanted to create something cleaner, so I painted this card:
If you look at the two cards side-by-side you can see how much cleaner and more graphic the black card is:
That said, there's something about the floral mess of the first card that still really appeals to me. With a little more time, I might find a way to combine the two ideas to make something floral but graphic that glitters gold! And *that* is a huge part of what I like about the whole idea of #homwork: it's making me think. I made a list of what I like about #homwork:
- Like I said, it's making me think. More specifically, it's making me think about design.
- I always like a challenge and weekly is super manageable...I think.
- I feel comfortable not being a completer on this one. I started late and I'll probably skip a bunch of the challenges. It's okay to pop in and out on a challenge!
- This challenge made me break out the gouache. And it was fun!!
- I really enjoy lettering and illustration and I don't do enough of it. This challenge should help me in that direction.
Have you heard of #homwork? Are you participating in the assignments?
Thanks for stopping by!