OTM #10: Art Begets Art

Hello, all! Deviating from my usual format – I won’t be in my own doodles today! In the midst of finals week, I bring you these microscopic art studies I’ve been doing in my free time. So much inspires me as of late; the outdoors, music, my friends’ artwork, and especially film and television. It’s so easy for me to become deeply moved by the simplest shot, the simplest color composition. As I study for my final exam tomorrow, I continue to find myself inspired by things around me. I wish I was done with my responsibilities so I could retreat to my own little world to create and dream, but for now, I’ve been creating quick shortcuts to “getting the sillies out” (AKA making small drawings that keep me motivated)!

My favorite show, Better Call Saul, is in the midst of its final season, and I’ve been itching to make all sorts of fan works. As a way to placate my high emotions, I’ve been taking screenshots of interesting color compositions and moments from the show and making quick paintings of them! They’re not super advanced or detailed, but that’s the fun in it; I’m making my own digital diary of sorts. Just scribbling out the bone structures of art pieces. It feels low pressure, in a time where pressure is in high supply. As an artist, I think it’s all too common to expect your best ideas and executions at all times; however, I think it is so much more important to free yourself from this and learn to love your “bad” pieces, learn to stop caring a little. Make little sketches, just let all your creativity and inspiration flow onto the page! Keep moving forward and love your art for what it is, mistakes and all (this goes for things outside of art as well, there is always time to improve!). Have a lovely week!


Hello, I'm Katelyn Sliwinski! I'm a senior studying communications with a minor in writing, but I previously was studying digital illustration, so I'm happy to be sharing my art with you! I want to use my artwork to appreciate the mundanities of daily life; it's improved my mental health tenfold to just stop and look around once and a while, so I seek to capture that joy and show it to you!

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2 Comments on "OTM #10: Art Begets Art"

2 years 2 months ago

Really nice studies! I haven’t seen Better Call Saul, but regardless I like your cartoony characters and painterly brushes.