Hope you all are doing great. There's been so much happening around us and staying sane has become so difficult in these times. The pandemic has definitely brought more challenging times with the lockdowns, mentally as well. Journaling has helped me so much over the years. It literally helps me feel light and happy. My style of journaling has definetly evolved over the years and now I've become more topic and genre specific so that my mind gets to focus towards one direction and explore.
A lot of you wrote to me asking how to start journaling and is there a specific way of art journaling. Well, there is no one right way of doing it. That's the best part about it. You're free to express your emotions however you want to, whether that's through writing down your thoughts or collaging or painting or poetry or merging all of them. Just start and see where your creative mind leads you. You'll be surprised!
You can also follow @artjournalcommunity to check out various different artists and their journals.
5 Artists you need to be following right now if you plan to start journaling :
1. Sydney - @itsmoo99
She has a very distinct style that's super quirky and usually works around a colour palette. She blends a lot of print outs with her illustrations and paintings.
2. Merel - @mereljournals
If you want to take inspiration of beautiful and dreamy landscapes, Merel's instagram feed is the one. These paintings look absolutely therapeutic and makes me feel like creating my own dreamy scapes.
3. Brent - @brentsjournal
Brent's journals are raw and mostly display an emotion with quotes or phrases.
4. Milk - @mercurialmilk
She's one of the most followed artists on instagram amongst others. Her work has a lot of finesse and shows so much of her technical skills. Her style portrays more of facial illustrations.
5. Maria - @dead.penguinn
Maria's journals are filled with beautiful illustrations and her layouts usually are in cool or warm monotone making her pen drawings the highlight.
Do let me know if you'll have any favourites.