Happy Wednesday : ) We are half way through the work week, yay!! And today's inspiration for my outfit is a [Atlanta] Local- Brazilian artist, name Yo Yo Ferro. I found him on Instagram a long while back now, and immediately fell in love with his artwork + the fact he was here in Atlanta. His drawings are very colorful, full of patterns and beautiful line work.
Below I have attached a video I found on him, and it speaks a bit more to his work + why he loves Atlanta [and I have to agree with him]. The reason behind me choosing him this week, other than his great work is because Chris + I & my [little] brother are about to venture off to Brazil for a Christmas Vacation. So lately I have been researching Brazil's culture a bit, and felt it apporpriate to talk about a Brazilian artist.
It seems to be that Yo Yo often works in pen/marker in a blind contour + continuous contour line drawing. This is where you never let your pen leave the paper [not even to stop- thats the point]. A blind contur line drawing is where you literally don't look at what your drawing [on your paper] when your doing it. This can be difficult [but proves how much self control you have + hand/eye coordination you have] and makes for a really interesting end result. [I did one of Pickle + Olive below].
He recently did an Atlanta series, but I really adore all of his pet portraits! They are just so fun :)
If you look super close, you can see that my dress/skirt is not just a pattern, but actually a bunch of tiny little dachshunds! It is one of my favorites. AND if you keep scrolling, you will see my #YOYOFerro inspired blind-continuous line drawings. The pictures I took of the drawings aren't the best, but I really love how they turned out.
Also, make sure you head over to Liv's blog to see how she was inspired by Yo Yo Ferro's work for her outfit today + she also opens up a bit about personal style and what it's really all about [or should be when folks don't get it twisted with their opinions]. I love a gal [person] who can get their point of view across by just doing them 100 and not having to cut others down in the process to do so.
AND, if you are interested in purchasing any of Yo Yo's work to call your own, head here!
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