Son of Spring, by Deena Coulthard

Why did you pick this picture?

I chose the reference because I loved the gentle feel of it but also the way it promised something great which I attempted to express through the vibrant colours.

Where did the idea come from?

The original idea behind choosing to create this particular piece was to finish it for a small competition on Facebook. However due to other commitments with family and work and my own perfectionist attitude I ran out of time.

Why does this mean so much to you?

To me this artwork was merely about trying to draw something I had done a million times before, but doing it the absolute best I could do at that stage. Before creating it I had learned so much about colour and line and I wanted to bring all of that together.

What can you tell us about yourself? 

I’m a young artist from a rather isolated area in Western Australia. Growing up no one I knew did art and none of my family did either. As a result I grew very arrogant about my ‘skills’ which actually weren’t very good. I progressed a bit as time went by but I was uninspired and impatient. I wanted to be great but I didn’t have the inclination to sit down for hours every day and practice. Then I got a job, and I found instagram. I bought myself some prismacolor pencils and I started to draw things as I saw them. It became an addiction.

What more can you tell us about your art?

I like to take what I see in a reference and give it life and a story that exists only within my artwork while still keeping all the elements of realism.

To see more of deenacoulthard’s art please follow the link below to her Instagram account 

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