Victoria-Riza Fashion Artist Illustrator and Printmaker


I'm Victoria-Riza. I'm an artist and this blog is where I document my creative journey as well as invite conversations on culture and social issues through my art. Join me on my art adventures! Read more here!

Off to a Good Start

Victoria-Riza Fashion Illustrator | Portraits

There's been a lot of talk about how people aren't ready to get back to work. The New Year is here, the break is over and it's time to get back to real life.  I know that’s how many people feel, but to be honest, I'm just excited to get working! Like many people, I've made resolutions for this year and I'm seriously obsessed with getting started on them. I can't stop thinking about all the new plans I've made, and I haven't been discouraged from executing those plans. That's a good sign, right? I get discouraged pretty easily, so the fact that I'm still excited about my goals after a month of making them and that I'm actually doing something about them is, well, not like me and that's pretty exciting!

Speaking of new goals, I planned on being on top of things with my blog, shop, and art this year. More organization so I can crank out more work. It's only week one into 2016 and I already received a commission and sent it out to the happy customer. I'm seriously proud of myself! You guys, I swear this is my year! 

And that leads to my question for y’all (a s/o to my fellow Tennessee folks, since that’s where I’m writing this post from).  I occasionally get commissions for family portraits. At the end of 2015, I was feeling like that service probably doesn't stick true to my brand, and I was questioning whether I even enjoyed doing them. But when I started sketching this piece, it just felt so natural! The flow was there, and I loved both the process and the final product! I usually procrastinate doing these portraits ‘cause they don't thrill me, but I sure enjoyed illustrating these lovely ladies! So now I'm feeling like I should continue to do these family portraits. What do you think?



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