I made a note on my computer a few months ago: "malifischer awareness." When I looked up Mali Fischer again recently, I was not as impressed as I think I initially was. However, I stumbled upon the image that led me to her and wow! I still really like it.
Fischer works with pens and markers to create simple illustrations of young women. The technical skill in lining and coloring makes the work look digital, in my opinion. Her work is one example of why I like the look of little line quality. She draws with flowers very often, which, hey, is very applicable to me. I love flowers and drawing them so I like to see other work with flowers. A lot of the work seems tired or mellow, and I like the vibe. I like the choice to include some text in the work, and might do that with mine in the future.
One thing I am not a fan of is that she occasionally makes odd-looking anatomical choices, where the faces or bodies of the subject just look wrong. I like the work that seems more refined and less distorted, like The One to Print and Looking Forward.
I also really liked the thank-you cards, and thought, hm, I could try doing that, since I often don't have meaning/content for my work. Designing a little card would be a fun thing to do, I think.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School