Tally Todd

Natalie 'Tally' Todd. UK based Artist, Enchanted by the Past, Vintage Style, Halloween, and Fairytales.

For Commission or Business Enquiries: tallytodd@hotmail.com

Working on… Can you guess who?

Anonymous said: Hey Tally would it be okay for me to get one of your art pieces as a tattoo? Just thought I'd ask first :)

Hi!

Gosh of course! and I would first off love to know which piece you’re considering! and I would also love to see it if you do get it!

Thank you so much for asking, and I feel so honoured you like my work enough to consider this!

Tally

Anonymous said: I'm a big fan of your work it's so beautiful, unique and inspiring I love to paint with watercolours, but I struggle with finding my own style, how did you do it? X

Well first of all thank you for your awfully sweet message! I’m so glad you like my work and find it inspiring. 

Honestly, the best thing you can do in regards to finding you own style is to find out what you like, perhaps make a list if that is helpful to you. Find out the key influences that inspire you, and that you want to emulate, then work out a way in which these things would be best represented in terms of style, for instance if you like very visually appealing children’s illustrations, you may lean towards a softer way of rendering, or more rounded flowing lines. 

I know that I personally like things related to Halloween, Tim Burton etc, and I also love elongating shapes and lines and adding curling branches, or locks of hair, and both of these things play together well, in my opinion at least.

Then what you need to do is add your own personal flair, which may come quickly, or it may take a lot of time to settle into, it may also be both, I know I personally am happy with the way I draw now, but I know I also need more time, and to create more art so I can perfect what I’m doing but also improve and get better. 

These are the things that really helped me nail down a style of art which was personal and original to myself but also suited what I wanted to create. 

But the single most important thing, is to accept influences and always be trying new things and improving, but always do what you feel is right, and what you feel best represents what you want to do, or sits well with yourself. In other words, don’t change your art, or your art style to suit something you don’t want to do, because you think you should, or you think you’d be more successful, or more people would like your art if you did this, you should make art for you. and don’t worry if you are struggling finding your own style, because you should also enjoy the journey. I tried to rush into finding my own style, and where that did help me improve a lot in a very short space of time, when I actually did start creating my style naturally, I felt I had a lot of things to correct and unlearn. 

I don’t know if all of this may have made perfect sense, and perhaps I’m talking to myself as much as I’m talking to you. and as usual I’ve rambled on for quite a while, (i tend to do that with these type of questions)

but I hope this helps, and of course, if you have any other questions, I would be more than happy to answer them. 

Tally

Anonymous said: I love the ink! It makes the drawings look cleaner- more finished. :)

I’m glad you like it! I think I need a little more practice with it, but I like it too. :)

Tally

lokisladymischief said: Your work is absolutely stunning. Hats off to you incredible darling. ❤️

Thank you SO much! I’m so glad you like my art.

Tally

umbrellasdontdothat said: Okay now that I have stalked and reblogged most of your blog. I just wanted to tell you that you are such a amazing artist! The way you do water color is flawless!! Thank you for being a person. (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

Well thank you very much! Your sweet message has really put a smile on my face, thank you! and I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Tally

Hermione for sketch dailies!
Ink and watercolour piece I finished up today!
Work in progress, do you prefer pencil or ink?
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