Victoria-Riza Fashion Artist Illustrator and Printmaker

Hi.

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!

Gucci Beauty

Gucci Beauty

I've been into illustrating portraits and experimenting with mix media lately. I was in need of change in my creative process and I feel like I'm finding my thing. In the rare moments that I sketch (I have terrible sketching habits), I always love my sketch and when it comes time to create the finished piece, I come out of it only liking the illustration. Just liking, not loving. But then again, I am my worst critic. 

Doing these portraits and working with different mediums has been a good challenge because there have been so many learning opportunities in the process. Six months ago when I was in Johannesburg, I was doing my same ole watercolor and ink runway illustrations and feeling good about what I was doing. When I came back to the States, I fell into his awful rut and I blamed it on the fact that we were moving. Now I can see that the rut feeling was basically telling me that I was in need of change. So I explored and now I'm excited about the work I'm doing!

So on that note, can we freak out about how cool this lady's face is? I'm mighty proud of how I executed her eyes and lips even though it took be a long week to finish this piece because I was so intimidated by them. Seriously, congratulations are in order. Yeah, I'm telling you to congratulate me. Okay.

The Bob and the Sweater

Pink Brows

Pink Brows

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