Very early watercolor painting
Well, today is #ThrowbackThursday, so I guess that means I’m allowed to reminisce about the fact that it’s been four years since I started this blog. Granted My Style Canvas was at a Blogspot address at first and I was just learning how to use watercolors then, but otherwise this blog has stayed true to what it was meant to be, a journey in fashion-inspired art and illustration.
What you see above is one of the first few watercolors I posted. (There were a couple of earlier ones but somehow the first month of this blog’s existence got deleted in its move to a new address.) Anyway, I almost didn’t post this image, since of course now I find it hugely embarrassing. But on the other hand, it also serves as a reminder of how far I’ve come, technique-wise since 2010.
Don’t get me wrong; I still have plenty to learn, and every time I complete a piece, I still feel like I’m in the process of finding my style. But there’s no arguing that this blog has been incredibly valuable to my development, because it’s a great motivator (most of the time). Like most people, I hesitated to start a blog, since it’s not exactly like the world needs any more of them. But you know what? That doesn’t matter. Making excuses not to do something creative is just self-defeating and ultimately, self-harming. Because the reason creative people create isn’t to make others happy. It’s because we can’t not create.
Anyway, scroll on if you want to see some of my work since starting Sabina Mollot: My Style Canvas. And here’s hoping all you other creative types out there are also staying inspired.
Portrait of Bonnie Barton (2014)
Marc Jacobs runway illustration (2013)
Portrait of Joe Fletcher (2013)
Portrait of Louise Ebel (2012)
Portrait of Alix Bancourt (2012)
Betsey Johnson runway illustration (2012)
Portrait of Rumi Neeley (2010)
Beautiful styling! Your fashion art is so lovely!
They are all totally fabulous! 🙂
Love all your paintings here, and that includes your first one. Of the others my favourite is the Portrait of Louise Ebel (2012). How fascinating to paint fashion, something quite different to most art blogs I’ve seen.
I especially love the blonde girl with the flowers in her hair. SO lovely.
Wow! You have come a long way in four years! So fun to see the progression of your artwork!
These are fabulous. I like seeing what people have created in the past. I brings things in full circle. You are such a good artist.
Wow you have come a long way baby!! These are just stunning works of art…and I love Bonnie rich with color!! Having a blog is so much about self growth which is truly evident here!! Plus you meet like minded people which I love! How my blog started is nothing of how it evolved!! Congratulations on 3 years!! You are amazing!!
what really beautiful paintings!! I think it’s such a good thing to have early art and/or art journals to reflect back on -and yes, see the growth and changes. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!
Wowwww!! Your portrait art is stunning! I love every single piece! You do beautiful work!
What an awesome post! I can see how far you’ve come with the watercolors. Super growing! It’s quite the journey 🙂