I couldn't save images from her Twitter, so I included a link to it instead. Here! And here is her Instagram: Here!
This artist has virtually no information online, just her art. That's a bit frustrating when trying to write about her process and such, but I will do my best.
On one of her websites she is listed with "Graphic Design | Illustration | Icon Design" so I assume she works with digital media. All of her realistic art has what looks like a noise-filter overtop, making it look more like traditional art than crisp, refined digital work. Looking through her Instagram page, her compositions have always been something that appeals to me. I like the inclusion of the abstract shapes and blocked-in color. In my opinion, this is even more effective with the realistic work, as the contrast between the abstraction and the realism is sharper. She also frequently uses words in her work, which I don't plan to do but I could, given how much I value the title.
None of her backgrounds are white, which could translate into using colored paper for my work, which I have taken a liking to. I'm not sure how I could accomplish counterchange with a colored shape, as she sometimes does with red circles, but I could do solid red circles cut out from paper. Her work inspires me for a new way to incorporate shapes into my compositions.
I also really admire her mark, and the style of her realism. It's not hyperrealistic but certainly is not stylized. The way that she frequently blocks in hair and clothing looks really nice against this realism, in my opinion. I would definitely be interested in trying something like that in my work.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School