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As artists we spend a lot of time in the unknown, "ugly" zone when we create. What everyone sees is the fruits of persevering through the "eh this looks really bad" stage that is long lasting lol. My artwork looks terrible for a while before it starts to connect and look like something. I'm still getting used to that process. Don't let these sped up videos of creation fool you. This process takes time and grit. Staring and working on something from the ground up is a keep going type of thing. Yes, this looks like trash, but I'm going to keep working at it. There's magic in there somewhere. I see it, I am it. I'll get there. This piece has lived as sketch on my ipad since September (shout out to Chardonnay), mainly because I liked it so much and I was afraid I was going to muck it up taking it any further. Until now, now I really understand that each stroke is simply an answer to the problem or question I'm working on and in turn is creating the next problem or question I am to answer, I had to grow into that understanding. Art is a visual record of problem solving.

Trust yourself, and know that this is indeed a process. Trust the process and keep going, keep learning, and keep growing.

Oh yeah, there's still 25% off in my society6 shop today until 11:59pm use promo code: APRIL25.

Layers: 28
Strokes made: 1820
Tracked time: 11hr 53min

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Repost because typos happen lolol. Happy Sunday folks! Mercury retrograde is OVERRR! I've added some new artwork to my shop and today through Monday you can take 25% off your purchase with PROMO CODE: APRIL25. We made it ya'll! Treat yoself!
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Link to shop in bio or copy and paste: society6.com/lemonsugarillo
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Night night 😴 .
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Sooo I’m experimenting with my process. Venturing outside my comfort zone just because.
All of my work starts as an analog sketch in my sketchbook then I transfer it onto my iPad for the final workings. Something about the sound and connection between pencil and paper is soothing to me. But I wanted to try out going straight to digital. I was too nervous to do a face so I took a baby step and made this leg...in jeans...in a shoe lolol.

I maed dis for you.

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Helloooooo! I know I’ve gone 👻 on y'all but I’ve posted an update on my blog as to why and stuffs lol. Take a looky loo, link to my site is in the bio. Love y’all!
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*Lemonsugarillo in the WILD* Repost: @siengd
Poppy carries your bag everywhere!❤️
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Thanks Sieng! The continued support on and offline from you, Naomi, and Poppy makes my thicc arse heart smile! 😄
Take 25% off everything in my Society6 store today to celebrate the New Year, new you with a new tote and new mug lol (I'm so corny). New work and new store in the works y'all. Stay tuned! Happy New Year!

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2017 has been really good go me, and I'm so excited for what's to come in the new year. Thank y'all so much for the love and support. Be safe and have fun tonight! .
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About to have my first cup of coffee in my lovely @tatianacamice BLACK// No Sugar. No Cream. Mug! This was a Christmas present to myself but I've cut back on coffee so I haven't been able to use it until now. Check out her artwork and follow her, she's truly a gem!

www.tatianacamice.com

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So yesterday into this morning, I created a whole ass person y’all lol! Look le struggle is real, this is sooo out my comfort zone but as we all know all the good stuff resides out in the unknown. Did I know what I was doing? Nope. Did I care? Yep, initially but then I had to let it go in order to really give it a go. I almost abandoned this piece altogether because of me stressing the outcome. I may write a blog post about this because bay-beh, I stay having to check myself on letting myself to just be, as an artist. Anywho I’m off to celebrate 🎉 with a smoothie! Happy Sunday folks!
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*Lemonsugarillo in the WILD* Repost: @jayesweets

LOVE IT @lemonsugarillo 😍😍😍 Ya'll better get on and get your orders in! Mugs, tote bags, phone cases..... #BlackGirlMagic #Support #BlackOwnedBusiness #ProudFriend .
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Thanks Jaye!! My phone is running hot, maybe because I have that hot fiyah 🔥🔥 lolol. Or maybe it's a ploy to get me to get a new phone. Not gonna happen lolol. As always thank y'all so much for your support!
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Oh snaps, my first blog feature is up! The lovely Nicole of N.W. Blast interviewed me, where we talk about the origins of my business and many other things. Check it out and her blog at www.nwblast.com

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*Lemonsugarillo in the WILD*

My two best sellers, in the possession of two of my best frands! Afro Profile mug is still available in my Society6 store, Universe Made will be available again in 2018! Sign up for my newsletter to stay updated on new designs and other updates. Thank you everyone for your support! More features to come!

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Lol shipping will have you re-evaluating your life choices. Luckily my store through Society6 has extended the Black Friday sale through today! Use promo code: BLACKFRIDAY for free shipping on top of the already 25% discount storewide. Cyber Monday specials start Sunday. Link in bio.

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Lol shipping will have you re-evaluating your life choices. Luckily my store through Society6 has extended the Black Friday sale through today! Use promo code: BLACKFRIDAY for free shipping on top of the already 25% discount storewide. Link in bio. Cyber Monday specials start Sunday.
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Black Friday just got a lil bit blacker! I'm launching today!!!! Ooooh yeaaah! My website is live and so is my Society6 shop! Check it out, check me out lol. Black Friday sale is currently in full swing, take 25% OFF items and receive FREE shipping. Use code: BLACKFRIDAY. Link is in bio. And if you're like me you use that honey app that might be able to find you some additional savings as well ;) Enjoy ya'll! It's about to be a milkshake day and wine night for me on today! I got it done y’all!

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Also if you purchase anything be sure to tag me and #lemonsugarillo! I'd love to see my work in the wild!

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I’m currently taking an online children’s book illustration course, so inktober was a no go for me this year lol. Here’s my take on the class character Eleanor that I’ll be developing throughout the course. .
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As a Southern and PNW hybrid, a summer and sun baby, I'm not a huge fan of fall. Especially in Washington state. Muva Autumn is a shady lil somethin'. She never waits her turn, nor does she ease in. Nah, come the end of August she shows up full of shade, shortening the days, covering the sun up in the morning. Then come the afternoon the sun is out, but dip a toe outside, it's crisp as hayul out! And don't let September hit, because here comes the RAIN! I'm currently home in Alabama, I had to go chase the sun and extend summer. But before we left it was RAINING and cold. Muva Autumn has made her debut in full force as usual. Muva Autumn is a queen in her own right, I love her, she does what she wants with no apologies, but sis it's cold! I have tried to post this six times! See what I mean?! SHADE!!
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Result of a plane ride of 3 glasses of chardonnay and crying while watching Moana for the fourth time. While I was sketching this, I literally was making a mess, and I was coo with it. I liked it, I loved it. The wine definitely helped in removing the fear of murking it up, or what to draw. Just draw and have fun. I plan on holding onto this approach since I've experienced it so freely, and if I ever forget...I'll pop open some wine lolol. Feeling like you need to loosen up while creating? Try a lil taste of wine...;) Drink responsibly now.
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Oh snap! Two posts in one day!Experimenting with more "flat" artwork. Today has been a "nah" day, with all the "this is today's America?" questions everywhere I turn. Newsflash this has always been today's America, it's just the America that you've been privileged enough to not have to see, live, experience, and navigate through daily. So, nah I don't feel like talking about it with you today while I'm sweating in the sauna, or while I'm deciding what I want for dinner. Nah is my form of self care right now, and I make no apologies or explanations for it. Nah.
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Sooo I finally drew a body! Say whaaat!? She had her arms and hands out but, it became too overwhelming so I put them behind her back like most folks when they start drawing full bodied folks. It's important to push yourself past your comfort zone, but not so much that you become paralyzed. Bit by bit adds up to overall progress. Enjoy the process and just make stuff. I'm crawling at the moment but I'll be walking soon! 😁
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In search of the side eye. Of all the facial expressions I can draw the side eye has eluded me. It's so simple, yet I was complicating it sooo much! Probably because I love a good side eye and I wanted to give it justice lol. Shout out to @vanessabrantleynewton for her recent side eye post, which inspired me to try again in my side eye efforts! 😂 .
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#sketch #draw #instaart #expressions #sideye #practice #blackgirlmagic #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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[Long post alert]
You see this? Ya girl has been struggling with drawing, not realizing that this is part of the process. This is what makes an artist…this is what makes greatness. Sticking it out when you feel like you’re failing. I’ve created some BAD drawings these past few weeks (actually I’ve always created some really bad stuff!), but even in my frustration, confusion, and at many times anger, I still pull out a pencil, paper, an iPad, a napkin, whatever and try again.

The process of striving to be better in your craft is one of deep intimacy, you place yourself face to face with the very thing you suck at, and yet you come back for more. Make more bad shit, mess up more drawings, make more mistakes, have more DAFUQ moments! But when this is what you want, you continue to show up, talent will only take you so far, it’s the work that makes it great.

When you love something you nurture it, you work at it, you develop a consistent relationship with it. I haven’t always done that with my art, I’ve taken long ass breaks from it, I’ve allowed fear to stop me from trying, because perfectionism is a beast. Ultimately I have to allow myself to be vulnerable and create terrible work! HA! There is extreme value in this process!
I believe this is why many times the work of creatives is not fully respected and valued by those outside the art sphere, because all you see is the final product, not the struggle within the process to get there. I also believe that is why many of us struggle within the genre because we too also see the final product and compare our in-process mess to someone else’s cleaned up final run.

The value of your work stems from the process! Your growth is in your process.

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"It's too big!", "It's out of control!", "It does not fit dress code", "It's unkempt"
Time and time again black women and girls are making the news because how they naturally show up in the world is considered "wrong" and "unprofessional". It especially angers me when girls in school are being told by teachers and administration that they need to straighten their hair, "put it away", or "I've determined that you don't need braids". The black woman and girl is policed daily on her thoughts, appearance, conduct, and emotions. All as a means to minimize, based on fear and intimidation. But I say fawk all of dat! BE YOU! Never be afraid to take up space, both figuratively and physically. You are of immense value. Be your own standard. The world has it wrong, there is nothing more right than who you are at this very moment. Love you. .
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Been under the weather lately. But I wanted to post my mindmap assignment from MATS Bootcamp on bravery.
It takes great courage to show up in the world just the way you are, and do so unapologetically. I aspire to always cultivate a space within me and in the world that does just that and empowers others to do the same. Love y'all!
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#ipadpro #ipadart #procreate #instaart #digitalart #digitalpainting #characterdesign #lettering #digitallettering #illustrationartists #woman #universe #naturalhair #curlyhair #kinkycurly #coilyhair #afro #bighair #bighairdontcare #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #melanin #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo #mindmap #matsbootcamp #matsbootscamp2017 #makeartthatsells


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This beauty was inspired by my sister @tuscaloosagal who wore her lovely kinky curls out for herself today for the first time! I'm a firm believer in "do you boo" when it comes to hair, but it's always a beautiful and liberating sight to see black women loving and embracing their magical tresses that defy gravity and everything in between! I'm very proud of you big sis! Go you, go you!.
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Dismiss those who do not add to you or your dreams, even if that person is you. I've been dealing with thoughts and feelings of inferiority concerning my art and it really sucked the joy out of creating. I'm happy to report that I'm back on track learning, exploring, and enjoying the process of making. Check others but be sure to check yourself as well, sometimes you have to free yourself from yourself, let em know.
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#ipadpro #ipadart #procreate #instaart #digitalart #digitalpainting #characterdesign #illustrationartists #woman #naturalhair #afro #curlyhair #kinky #bighair #taperedcut #blackgirlmagic #girlbye #melanin #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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How I look when I'm minding y'alls business this Valentines Day 👀 (and honestly any other time I'm minding other folks business lolol) Hope this day and everyday is filled with love for you! .
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#ipadpro #ipadart #ipadlettering #illustrationartists #instaart #characterdesign #lettering #digitallettering #digitalpainting #digitalart #littlegirl #afropuffs #naturalhair #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #melanin #valentines #valentinesday #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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You are supported. You are welcome. You belong here. #nomuslimban #ipadlettering #digitallettering #procreate #ipadpro #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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Perfection doesn't exist, just strive to be better than you were yesterday and you've cracked the code. Still working on my lettering behind the scenes. 🙃
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#lettering #digitallettering #brushlettering #practice #instaart #digitalart #ipadart #ipadpro #procreate #art #artist #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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Random doodle of Pua from Moana. The aesthetic and storyline of the movie was so beautiful and inspiring. .
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#representationmatters #ipadart #ipadpro #procreate #instaart #digitalart #doodle #doodleoftheday #illustrationartists #moana #pua #disney #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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Last one for the night. Procreate makes it sooo much easier to share my work. Digging the app thus far.
#sketch #drawing #digitalsketch #instaart #doodleoftheday #illustrationartists #practice #procreate #woman #ipadart #naturalhair #afro #bighair #blackgirlmagic #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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Soooo...still doodling profiles. I actually really like them, they are so regal and now less intimidating now that I'm practicing them. Funny how that works eh? Do what you're afraid of. Draw what scares you.

#sketch #drawing #digitalsketch #instaart #doodleofthefay #illustrationartists #practice #procreate #women #naturalhair #curlyhair #bun #afropuff #blackgirlmagic #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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Up doodling before my labor j-o-b lol. Experimenting and drawing what scares me (profiles). Happy Wednesday folks!

#sketch #drawing #digitalsketch #instaart #doodleoftheday #illustrationartists #procreate #woman #naturalhair #curlyhair #afropuff #blackgirlmagic #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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Gave Procreate a whirl, and I must say I love it! Not too bad for my first go at it. I'm still learning, however I must say the learning curve is more adaptable and easier to me as opposed to working on my Wacom intuos tablet. There was such a disconnect with drawing on a tablet and looking separately at a screen that turned me off and made the process very long and not fun for me. If you have any tips for a newbie, lay it on me!
#littlegirl #childart #instaart #art #characterdesign #graphicillustration #illustrationartists #procreate #lettering #naturalhair #curlyhair #afropuffs #blackgirlmagic #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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I'm still here! Just been a busy season with my jobs, and unfortunately it's taking away from me creating. But here's a random sketch I did. Hope everybody is having a safe and happy holiday season!
#instaart #sketch #sketchbook #illustrator #illustrationartists #illustration #characterdesign #littlegirl #naturalhair #curlyhair #afropuffs #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsdraw #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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Best way to stave off the paralysis of perfection? Do something you have no skill in. Lettering practice, one day my hand won't be so shaky. 😎

#lettering #brushlettering #instaart #practice #artist #illustrator #illustrationartists #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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Lettering workshop on today with the lovely @lwfonts . Don't judge, I'm new to this lol.
#lettering #brushlettering #artist #art #instaart #illustrator #illustrationartists #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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This dress reminds me of Sunday mornings at church. The classic white stockings with my favorite shiny black shoes! Lol! Mama always had us in bows. 😊 #sketchbook #sketches #drawing #draw #art #instaart #littlegirls #naturalhair #afropuffs #afro #kinkyhair #curlyhair #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsdraw #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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Late night/early morning sketch. I have a sore throat and it just made me think of the upcoming winter 😒. #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #draw #art #instaart #littlegirl #naturalhair #curlyhair #characterdesign #afro #blackgirlmagic #lemonsugarillustration #lemonsugarillo


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Gearing up for the week ahead. I'm claiming and setting the intention that it will be a productive and great one! Thinking of offering this image as a greeting card. 🤔 #illustrator #illustrationartists #photoshop #illustration #littlegirl #childart #instaart #art #characterdesign #naturalhair #curlyhair #afropuffs #blackgirlmagic #lemonsugarillo #lemonsugarillustration


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