Artist Interview – Jordan Clark

Who are you and what do you do?
My identify is Jordan Clark and I’m a multimedia artist and illustrator! I started sharing my artwork on the web in excess of 5 many years back and grew an viewers by creating artwork tutorials on Youtube. I later opened a enterprise advertising my individual illustrated stickers and stationery on the internet. I’ve given that stepped back from operating my business enterprise and I am now functioning on creating new competencies as an artist and having my do the job in a distinctive way.

How and when did you get into artwork?
I really feel like artwork has often been a aspect of my life. I grew up obsessed with arts and crafts from a very youthful age, many thanks to my mom who constantly inspired my creativeness. As a teen I started out a weblog to share my work and connect with a community of other artists that I couldn’t have discovered in my smaller city. I then made a decision to study art in school and spent four years taking lessons on design, drawing, and photography.

How has your practice changed over time?
My observe is continuously evolving. I have hardly ever been just one to stick to a one medium! As a teen, I planned to use my resourceful expertise to come to be a graphic designer. I beloved electronic illustration and images and invested a great deal of time doing the job on my computer system, which also translated well into earning movies on Youtube. Even though I hardly ever truly grew to become a graphic designer, all the competencies I learned contributed to the success of my on-line enterprise. In the the latest yrs I’ve been extra interested in receiving my palms messy and generating actual physical artwork. I’m at present performing with standard media and invest most of my time working towards with paint, pastels, and graphite.

What is the ideal piece of art suggestions you have been supplied?
My favourite artist on Youtube, Sandi Hester, has this mantra: “all the terrible goes into the good”. I’m continually reminding myself of this—that you have to develop “bad” art just before you can make “good” art! This has basically modified the way I display up each day. I allow myself to build like a youngster would, by participating in and experimenting and not judging what I make. Some of my favored get the job done has arrive from this exploratory mentality. It is a straightforward concept, but I think the fear of building a little something “bad” is what stops most persons from at any time striving to make artwork in the very first put.

What is 1 art tip/approach you can share with us that you discover truly helpful?
Make art each one working day. It seems genuinely fundamental, but this is important to locating your way as any variety of artist. The only way you will develop a exceptional design, make improvements to your expertise, or uncover inspiration is by showing up persistently to do the function.

What is your favourite Strathmore paper?
I’m continuously using the Strathmore 400 sequence drawing paper. I really like the marginally toothy texture and the cream colored paper is my beloved to work on! Even while it is meant for dry mediums, I even now use it with soaked mediums simply because I love how tactile the paper turns into as it warps with different components (and it is often enjoyable to use art provides the “wrong” way).

Want to learn extra from Jordan?
Jordan’s Totally free On the web Workshop, Artwork Journaling 101, releases on November 7, 2022! You can adhere to together in the on the web classroom as she guides you by 4 classes. Every tutorial arrives with a downloadable instruction sheet and a total-size video clip lesson.

Mark your calendars and adhere to together listed here.

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