Myra Mireya

Lettering and Watercolor Artist

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Kids Art Print Makeover- Johnny Appleseed Change The World

I love this quote and I remember reasing this to children on a day that I was guest teaching.  I felt a lightbulb go on and ...right then and there I kew what I wanted to create art for children. I want to create art that inspires children...of any age really. My audience is children who dream wonder and imagine. It seems as we grow older this slips away for most of us. I just want to go back to the story book characters who inspire me and the words that I still read and need today to achieve my dreams. This is the current picture of the art I sell on etsy.  I am a selling this in an effort to eran money and invest it in supplies and keep learning. I have always loved to draw and never new I could actually make a living at it until I came across other etsy sellers and more importantly pros. I would appreciate any advice that you have to offer.

What I want to redo. Love the idea but this needs to completely change. The idea is that wow one person made a difference and anoyone...you and me can change the world.

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Conference Call With Me

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Quote I am working with keywords, a vision I had in my head and some lose drawings...all that matters here is letting the creative juices flow right. I noticed that I will get an idea in my head and I feel the need to draw it and not worry about punctiation, straigt lines and such.

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I will be working on thumbnails and coming up with some ideas for the sketch. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great.

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I like the layout of the second one but I drew the dream better in the first one.  Any advice would be awesomehere.

revision

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What I have learned is that wow hand lettering takes a lot of work and a great eraser...lol. The crazy thing is I love it and it realaxes me and makes me feel at eaze...does this mean I have found what I need to be doing and a way to share my thoughts with the world.   Any way back to this project, I think that perphas I should experiment with a pan or make two versions of this one project? What do you all think?

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Okay so this is my latest and looking at it and with the help of someone I realize that there needs to be some spacing between the first and second line. and the seeds in the middle. I am thinking I should color this green or should it be read.....but he did plant green apple seeds?

So here is the my mock up that I water colored.

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I didn't have the water brush pen I wanted...does anyone know where I can get great supplies for good prices. Micheals may not have what I need.  Anyway I love the color here. I chose the green because green apples are the ones Johhny planted first.  I love water colors and they give art a vibrancy and yes I need some koi markers too. I am still working on this but I had to paint this today. I realize that I need to work on the letters. I have practiced more of the cursive.

Thank you so much Mary for doing these classes. They allow rising artists like me to learn and one day have my products and classes. I really want your book. I hope I win.

Okay so here is yet another try at this art. I know this is not the best work you have seen and it is not perfect but I am proud of it and I almost didn't bother working on it but then I looked at  this sketch realized that my letters have gotten better. It is easier for me to write them. I learned some new tricks to help me trace and paint. I am proud of my work and this was a great way for me to put myself out there and just do it. I fell in love with hadn lettering this past summer and I am not looking back.

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I drew arrows to show where I need to move things over and redraw when I trace. I can use tracing paper to redraw certain areas. Yes, I am learning and I love it!

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Like I said it's not perfect but what matters is I am practicing. I just started doing this and from what all you pros say, it takes hours and hours of long practice to get good.  Any tips on how I can improve whould be awesome! Thanks!

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