Artist Draws Emotional Illustrations Of His Life With His Wife And Children
For years, artist Curtis Wiklund, based in southeast Michigan, has been illustrating moments from his everyday life with his wife Jordin and their two kids Casen and Hayden.
“I tend to draw moments that made me feel something,” he told HuffPost. “Those moments are sometimes hard to notice in real life, and even harder to articulate to someone else. But when I can draw it, I hope that somebody else knows what I’m talking about when they see it.”
Back in 2011, Jordin embarked on a 365-day photo project and encouraged Curtis to join in by committing to illustrating every day for one year. After the year was up, Curtis continued illustrating scenes and posting them online and developed a good following on social media.
“Today, the drawings help me hold onto and cherish the fleeting moments, and even help me work through the hard ones,” Wiklund told HuffPost. “I try to remember that they could help somebody else like they help me.”
Wiklund also said that he hopes others can relate to the sincere emotions he captures in his art.
“It’s very comforting to find an artist who ‘gets you,’” he said. “If me being honest about the things I love or the things that make me feel comforts somebody else in their daily life, then I’m glad I’m sharing the drawings online and not hoarding them to myself.”
Scroll down to see some of Wiklund’s work. You can visit his website, or find him on Instagram and Facebook. You can also purchase his book Us on Amazon.
Reference: Huffington Post