Description This is an illustration of confidence and body love, showing that beauty comes in plenty of different shapes and sizes. Cupcake here might be a bit chubby, but she knows full well that there's more to life than sweating and struggling to conform to ridiculous ideas of ideal beauty. She thinks everyone is beautiful. And she thinks everyone deserves a cupcake now and then too.
Katy Russell Member Since January 2013 Artist Statement Art has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, from playing with pastels as a kid to drawing practically nonstop throughout each and every one of my classes in highschool. Sometimes I joke that I learned to draw by practising six hours a day, five days a week. The truth is I’m still learning, still discovering what I can do with both digital and physical meadiums. The great thing about art is that no matter how good you get there is always something new you can learn.
My style is part american comic book, part japanese animation, and semi-realistic colouring. I was influenced by a lot of different styles and eventually developed my own. The best way I can describe my style is ‘sensual’, because unless I purposefully try not to a lot of my art tends to have some old school pinup in it somewhere. I do most of my artwork digitally these days, but tend to start off with physical sketches. I do still enjoy doing the ocassional traditional art piece, but find it easier to use digital means to acchieve the eye-poppingly vibrant colours that I love.