My first watercolor on this blog, four years ago
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)