Love What You Do

One of the hardest lessons Ive have learned from being a Illustrator is loving what I do. Obviously I always cared about it but when creating my style I accidentally went with what people liked instead of what made me happy. I used to have a lot of paper collages but slowly overtime Ive been replacing them with my new paintings that are half digitally collaged. All my work still looks great and like me but now I enjoy what I do. Todays painting is a remake of a seagull I made in 2012. I still love the older painting but the newer one made me happy and I enjoyed doing it. I think i'll always love the charm of the first one but I cant say i'll ever use it again. Hopefully I can find other paintings I love and make a more modern and happy version of them as well.