I came across this artist on Instagram while browsing Inktober drawings. I love love love her work. The inktober drawings are simple and smooth, and she is obviously comfortable with her subject - each piece looks effortless. All of the inktober drawings are done on white paper with black ink and gold ink, which inspired me to do inktober drawings with gold ink. My plan for day 29 is completely inspired by Yoshitani's work - many of her inktober pieces were contained within implied (or actual) circles. I love this compositional technique, and since my work has been headed in a more geometric direction in terms of the space that the characters are in, I want to explore this. Yoshitani is also skilled with choosing areas of the drawing to fill in with black, which is something I want to become better at.
I realized after exploring her instagram that inktober deviated from her usual work. Though she does these kinds of illustrations sort of regularly (especially for commissions), she also does full-color digital work with more shading. Some of her more complex work includes lots of details, patterns, and more complex compositions. I really like all the types of work she does and hope I can draw from it to create better work myself.
Also, I really like her flowers.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School