“It’s the journey, not the destination.”
Feel free to call me Imani (or some variation thereof)! What follows are the ramblings of a long-time software developer trying desperately to get a handle on something that has always eluded them: the arts and illustration. Ultimately, I want to be able to design characters on a whim and paint aesthetically pleasing backgrounds for them to occupy, but I’m trying to keep my expectations realistic and chronicle my efforts. I should mention that, due to the nature of figure studies and art practice, some content may not be appropriate for minors. Please navigate away if you’re under 18!
Before I underwent this whole process of trying to learn how to draw ‘properly’, I got my feet wet with vector art. You can see some of my efforts below. I still do absolutely enjoy working within the infinitely scalable possibilities of vector and plan to return to it once I have a greater grasp on anatomy, perspective, and proportions – but many of these pieces were done well before I knew even the faintest fundamentals. I simply applied my design skills from front-end development and massaged things until they looked somewhat presentable, which resulted in numerous wallpapers and social media banners. One day soon, these pieces here will look absolutely pedestrian to what I can do now, but it’s important to log these ventures in a blog dedicated to my journey towards getting over the decade-long hump that’s been my art anxiety.