My chosen name is Skyler and I am two spirit indigenous person. Since I would gather inspiration from various inputs I try to experiment with different styles and sketches and as well as try to see if I could try and incorporate my own traditions into art.
Since improving we have been slowly seeing more ways that art can present itself as well as try and hone our art style. While it had been difficult in the beginning with residual trauma interfering with our thought processing, after getting a better handle on it, it has slowly showed the other forms of art that can still be created.
At the time of Chateau de la Bean’s creation we had decided at the time to work with a color scheme we rarely worked with. We wanted to challenge ourselves to see what else we could aside from the similar line of thought with another design we had been working on previously which had a darker color scheme.
With fans and fandoms slowly spilling into other parts of our everyday life I was inspired by merch inspired products that would be related to a show similar to how hockey merchandise is marketed. This beer was created collectively between a popular detective show as well as the love of villains and similar characters.
Wicked is a book that I had been fond of since late elementary and had picked it up again after being away from it for so long. When we were tasked to redesign a book cover we were unable to come to a decision until we had found our old copy while looking for inspiration. For the mock up of the cover we had committed to having it sit on a hard cover and once it was finished the new sleeve was settled into its place.
As long as my memory serves, we had always been sketching and doing varying styles of illustrations along with other small interests. As we grew and became more at peace with our trauma we started to explore more and sketch more to help release some of the built up energy. Illustrations that we make vary from inspiration from traditional Ojibwe floral designs, to a more eccentric style of humanoid drawings as well as darker styles of drawing or color palettes.