I have always loved drawing faces and studying people’s profiles. And I like the way a page clutters up so quickly when I do this as an exercise. For my avatar I chose to make something that seemed a little crowded and collaged-looking. I used the free trial of photo shop to add in text and a photo of myself, but my intention was to make it look like a physical scrapbook page or a piece of a journal.
The drawings were done in my sketchbook with brush pens and watercolor and scanned and edited in Photoshop later.
My art style is usually a little messy or hectic looking and I wanted to make an avatar that reflected that, because the more I embrace that about my drawings, the more I like the end product.