Combining a love of art and gaming to create beautiful pieces..
When I decided to create a blog, one of the first things I knew I wanted was an “Artist of the Month” series where I get to show you some of my favourite artists, friends and inspirations.
As well as showing you these artists, I also wanted to show you how they began their journeys and some of the trials and tribulations that they face.
WHY DID I CHOOSE CEALAIGH?
I’ve been friends with Cealaigh for about 2 years now and have had the pleasure of watching her grow and develop as an artist.
She somehow manages to juggle a job, getting a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology and also a course in Japanese, whilst still managing to churn out artwork each week.
I find her and her work ethic incredibly inspiring and I wanted to share her story with you all.
Welcome everyone, to Cealaigh Molden!
WHAT MEDIUMS DO YOU WORK WITH?
I work in pencil, fineliner pens, markers and acrylic paints.
Many people who say mean things, especially online, don’t appreciate how much effort goes into your work, so don’t let that kind of person stop you.– Cealaigh Molden
HOW DID YOU GET INTO ART?
I got into art by drawing from my video game guides when I was younger
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MAKING ART?
I have been making art for 13 years!
DID YOU STUDY ART?
I studied art at GCSE and A level, but the tutors weren’t very supportive of me unfortunately.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ART PIECE YOU HAVE MADE?
It’s really hard to pick a favourite as I’ve made hundreds, but my Prison Break piece drawing and my Jacoby Shaddix painting are two of my favourites.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
It sounds cheesy but different people inspire me every day!
My family, my friends and just seeing positive stories about other good people in the world!
WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?
In the near future I will be looking at getting into some forensic work now I have achieved my Master’s Degree.
WHAT ARE YOUR LONG-TERM GOALS?
I want to work my way up the forensic career and carry on making art.
ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER ARTISTS?
Take regular breaks.
Experiment with new mediums- you won’t be amazing at first but it’s worth it.
Don’t take any negative comments about your work to heart.
Many people who say mean things, especially online, don’t appreciate how much effort goes into your work, so don’t let that kind of person stop you.
If you take commissions, always stand by yourself and your pricing- the right customers will come along and appreciate you.
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