▽ Aisha Lopez. 1991.
▽ Fashion Illustrator from NY/NJ.
▽ Contact me at aikalopez@gmail.com
▽ Founder of THINKBLOT MEDIA
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Open to networking & collaborations. Open for commissions. Prints coming soon!
"Blink your eyes and breathe/ Take your eyes where you don’t have to be" - Ease Your Mind, Blu & Exile #aishazamm

"Blink your eyes and breathe/ Take your eyes where you don’t have to be" - Ease Your Mind, Blu & Exile #aishazamm

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Hey Aisha!! I wanted to ask where do you get ur inspiration from when you want to be creative? Do you reference to anything when you're doing your illustrations or does it all come straight from your own mind? sometimes I want to create something cool but idk how/where to start and I constantly find myself referring to other work. Thank you!!!!

This one is a little tricky to answer. It’s always hard to pinpoint exactly how the concepts for my illustrations from. I would have to say that my illustrations are both of a mix of references as well as things that I draw purely from imagination. Things I pull up references for are mainly for angles, poses, facial features, etc. I find myself preferring certain poses and compositions, practicing them, and mastering them so that, eventually, I canjust draw them without having to use a reference at all. Maybe you shouldn’t focus on wanting to just “draw something cool” and concentrate on the things you like. After all, when you actually enjoy drawing a certain thing, chances are that it’ll turn out better.

For example, I like drawing girls (duh), flowers, and smoke. Those are some of my go-to things that I’ll draw when in doubt, and usually it’ll turn out good just due to the fact that I like to draw them. 

We’re also privileged with having the internet at our disposal. Follow the right blogs or the right people on Instagram, and you’re just bombarded with endless images. Embrace inspiration from those sources. I see something I like and I’ll screen shot it for reference/inspiration later. Collect photos, typography, quotes, prints, shapes—anything that strikes a cord in you. After all, that’s why we’re taught to make “mood boards” in fashion school right? 

There’s nothing wrong with referring to other work when you’re stuck on your own - just don’t let it become your work. The more used to this kind of creative process you become, the more natural it feels, and the easier it is to conjure up something “cool” for your drawings! :) 

Friday, November 15, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
His & Hers 💀

His & Hers 💀

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Once, I spoke to a fortune teller and asked her if I would  be successful with my career.  Now I’m not prone to believing in things like that, but what she told me stuck. “You need to be more creative,” she said. “But success—it’s in your blood.” Thanks to @samantheeyo and @tkreiko for the inspiration. #aishazamm

Once, I spoke to a fortune teller and asked her if I would be successful with my career. Now I’m not prone to believing in things like that, but what she told me stuck. “You need to be more creative,” she said. “But success—it’s in your blood.” Thanks to @samantheeyo and @tkreiko for the inspiration. #aishazamm

Thursday, October 17, 2013
To draw is to meditate. #aishazamm

To draw is to meditate. #aishazamm

Sunday, October 6, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A little something I did for OPT Apparel.Simple, basic tees with a touch of some pretty rad prints.Check em out and follow @optapparel on Instagram and shop here! 

A little something I did for OPT Apparel.
Simple, basic tees with a touch of some pretty rad prints.
Check em out and follow @optapparel on Instagram and shop here

Monday, September 30, 2013
Half. 2013. 
Inspired by @___tobias on IG. 

Half. 2013. 

Inspired by @___tobias on IG. 

My new favorite accessories; MK Python Wallet & Audio Technica M50’s

My new favorite accessories; MK Python Wallet & Audio Technica M50’s

 
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