Intro & Goals (Digital Illustration)

Intro & Goals (Digital Illustration) - student project

Hi Everyone!

 

My name’s Helene and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been drawing since a young age, but completely put it on the back burner to go to university. When I moved to Melbourne (about 3 years ago) I got a job in the photography industry and again, put art to the back of my mind.

 Intro & Goals (Digital Illustration) - image 1 - student project

Being forced to be at home since the pandemic started and under lockdown for the past 6 months has really made me think about what I want to do with my life, so I started getting back into painting and design (a classic tale it seems ahah)

Intro & Goals (Digital Illustration) - image 2 - student project 

About 3 weeks ago I 100% decided that an artistic career was what I wanted to pursue in life. So I got out of my introverted comfort zone and started to put myself out there (I've always struggled with second guessing things, thinking they won't be good enough, etc)

 Intro & Goals (Digital Illustration) - image 3 - student project

I want people to feel joy and inspired when they look at my work, because that’s what I feel creating it. My ultimate goal would be creating a more passive type of income (redbubble, online store etc) with my digital work, so I can afford to create paintings and more gallery type work (which have a higher cost margin).

 Intro & Goals (Digital Illustration) - image 4 - student project

 

My immediate goals are to keep making work that I love, sharing on my Instagram and making it available to purchase on my website. I’d love to start an Etsy store sometime in the near future as well.

 

 

Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/leyabout/

New website is https://www.leyabout.com

 

Thank you for listening and looking forward to seeing everyone's work!!!