This is our 2nd post in our "Oregon Artists Sharing Tips & Technique" series. Marybel Martin, a women empowering artist of color, lives and works in Beaverton Oregon. She has done many different exciting art projects including shoe tags for Nike and a mural for Alt-Summit at the Ace Hotel. Not only does she create beautiful art and illustrations, but she does art and wellness coaching. Since the pandemic she has been hosting a weekly Zoom "Drink & Draw Party" with other artists from around the world and across the country. She has been kind enough to share one of her unique techniques with us which combines traditional and digital art.
Tell us briefly about your art:
My art is a way to support and elevate women, empower them and create community. I have been making art from a very personal perspective through emotion and vulnerability.
What is your main medium of art?
Pencil, watercolor, acrylic, digital
What is your website?
Please share your techniques & tips with us:
I draw in mechanical pencil, using dark lines to isolate from the background and other objects. I have recently started scanning my images into Photoshop and coloring them in there. The hand made aesthetic is brought to another level with the boldness and smoothness of the digital color.
Make sure you check out more of Marybel's work on Instagram. She shares artist tips on her feed as well as when she has her Zoom "Drink & Draw Parties". Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with our artist community.
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