Decks for Change is a charity focussed design competition aimed at giving exposure to current social, political and environmental issues to inspire change.
A few Australian artists/illustrators and I painted a deck on the day that would later get auctioned off.
I haven't painted for a long time and when I do, I am usually painting digitally on my Wacom tablet where I can undo mistakes or add digital guides quite easily. I sit in front of the programs photoshop/illustrator everyday and I've gotten very good at it which is a blessing and a curse because it becomes harder to leave that world for a more tangible approach.
So painting on a physical board was something that got me out of my comfort zone, it was more of a battle instead of being able to execute what I had pictured in my head. Halfway through, I felt somewhat unqualified being more of a graphic designer but I'm so glad I said yes in the end because I'm still happy with the end result and I'm inspired to sketch and paint again.
Overall an incredibly fun day for a great cause. Thanks to Kirby for organising Decks for Change and inviting me and the others to take part! Thanks to my partner K for being loving support throughout it all, I couldn't have done it without you <3
A sketch I did on the train ride towards the festival
Other Artists: @bruzzese_art @aylathecaveman_art @pigeonboyart @carlobruzzeseart @dlae @snzlmz @lorenzo0307 @jakereston @sophieayeart