Artist Interview – Jordan Clark

Harmony Cardenas

Who are you and what do you do?
My identify is Jordan Clark and I’m a multimedia artist and illustrator! I started sharing my art on the web around 5 yrs back and grew an viewers by producing artwork tutorials on Youtube. I later opened a organization marketing my very own illustrated stickers and stationery on the net. I have given that stepped back again from jogging my small business and I am now functioning on building new techniques as an artist and getting my get the job done in a distinctive route.

How and when did you get into art?
I feel like art has constantly been a element of my life. I grew up obsessed with arts and crafts from a really youthful age, many thanks to my mother who continuously encouraged my creative imagination. As a teenager I started out a web site to share my function and link with a local community of other artists that I couldn’t have uncovered in my smaller town. I then determined to research artwork in college and used 4 many years getting courses on style, drawing, and pictures.

How has your exercise improved in excess of time?
My practice is constantly evolving. I have under no circumstances been one to adhere to a solitary medium! As a teen, I prepared to use my innovative competencies to turn into a graphic designer. I beloved electronic illustration and photography and spent a large amount of time doing the job on my computer, which also translated nicely into creating films on Youtube. Even though I under no circumstances truly turned a graphic designer, all the expertise I acquired contributed to the good results of my on the web small business. In the modern decades I’ve been extra fascinated in getting my arms messy and producing bodily artwork. I’m now working with regular media and expend most of my time practising with paint, pastels, and graphite.

What is the most effective piece of artwork assistance you’ve been presented?
My most loved artist on Youtube, Sandi Hester, has this mantra: “all the bad goes into the good”. I’m continuously reminding myself of this—that you have to make “bad” artwork ahead of you can make “good” art! This has fundamentally transformed the way I exhibit up each day. I enable myself to create like a little one would, by playing and experimenting and not judging what I make. Some of my favourite do the job has appear from this exploratory attitude. It is a straightforward thought, but I think the fear of creating one thing “bad” is what stops most individuals from at any time making an attempt to make artwork in the to start with spot.

What’s a single artwork tip/strategy you can share with us that you locate actually handy?
Make artwork each individual one working day. It appears genuinely standard, but this is vital to acquiring your way as any kind of artist. The only way you’ll establish a unique fashion, improve your expertise, or find inspiration is by displaying up consistently to do the work.

What is your beloved Strathmore paper?
I’m continuously working with the Strathmore 400 sequence drawing paper. I like the somewhat toothy texture and the cream colored paper is my favored to function on! Even even though it is intended for dry mediums, I nevertheless use it with wet mediums due to the fact I love how tactile the paper will become as it warps with various elements (and it is often enjoyment to use art materials the “wrong” way).

Want to study much more from Jordan?
Jordan’s Cost-free On line Workshop, Art Journaling 101, releases on November 7, 2022! You can follow together in the on line classroom as she guides you via 4 classes. Each individual tutorial comes with a downloadable instruction sheet and a total-size video clip lesson.

Mark your calendars and stick to alongside right here.

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