PROCESS | January 2018 Art

So here's everthing I made this January! I had fun experimenting and expanding the world of my "Women Of Color" series, along with playing around with type + body forms. It was interesting to see the responses each piece got. Some worked and some didn't, but most importantly I stayed consistent and kept putting my work out there. Let see what February brings!

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Purp Alert | January 2018

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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01 CHRISTINE HAHN - This photographer is more like a magician. Her images are filled with fantasy and theatrics, and I'm always excited to see what she'll produce next.

02 DAVE TOWERS - A master typographer who flawlessly creates masterpieces with thick marker strokes. Once you watch one of his process videos, you'll get hooked.

03 STUDIO PROBA - She's an Art Director for Nike and creates the coolest conceptual rugs ever. I've fallen in love with her aesthetic and ability to design in a variety of different mediums. 

04 MONICA RAMOS - I admire this Filipino illustrators use of texture and the curvy elongated bodies She's able to walk the line between playful an refined which is something that really interests me.

05 PIMP MY MAG - I've been following Paola on Instagram for a while now, so seeing her growth has been amazing. I love how she's able to transform images and give them a totally different feeling. She's definitely one to watch.

06 MONOGRAM - I've been collecting vintage t-shirts since I was a teen, so I instantly fell in love with Monogram when I discovered them. They create vintage inspired t-shirt that have beautiful & thoughtful designs that that make graphic designer like me swoon.

 

Stick to the Plan

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2018 has already started with a bang! I’ve began working on so many exciting projects this month, that I can’t even begin to imagine what the rest of the year will bring.

I believe the sudden surge in freelance clients has a lot to do with my new and improved mindset. This year I made the conscious decision to make my art a priority, and really work on personal development.

This means being more consistent in creating and sharing my work. Rather it be an illustration, painting, or digital work, my goal Is to expand the “JPB” world with each piece I make. It’s also very important for me to take personal time to do things that make me happy + protect my mental health.

Right now everyone is filled with hopes and dreams that slowly fizzle out mid February, but this year I’m going to make things happen for myself. I’m no longer wishing, I’m just doing.