Evolving Artistic Style

Do you as an artist worry that your style is recognizable? I always have.

When I decided to make illustration and surface pattern design my career, my artistic style was all over the place. I was so confused.

I knew I had traits that will help me succeed in this incredibly competitive field: I absolutely adore making art and my background is in marketing, design, and photography.

But I was still very unsure if I’d ever find my “signature style”.

It’s been nearly a year since I began, and just recently have I started to see stylistic trends in my work. It feels like my style is finally blooming; I’ve been receiving warm receptions for my newest work from my peers in the field, I feel much more confident in what I create, and my head is brimming with ideas.

My most recent pattern on Spoonflower.

So have faith. Keep working and try not to overthink what your style should be… it will come out when it’s ready. (And in the meantime, take Dylan M.’s class on Skillshare on this very topic!)