Burnout: a universal creative feeling. By this point I was reaching the end of my time with Patreon, getting strung out with the need to always be productive and create more around a crappy retail work sketched pushed me to burn out.
I hadn't painted in months, art was becoming another chore that I wanted to avoid. In attempts to return to what I love about making art, I wanted to focus on painting again. Like I had done 10 years ago when starting art school, I eased by self back into painting with a limited color palette. For this project, the palette was determined for me by a Yasutomo Sumi-e watercolor set that I had yet to really experiment with.
Scopes was also an attempt to let my patrons become more intimate with my art supplies and illustrative process. The zine carries this theme with spreads focusing entirely on the watercolor set and brushes used, because just like my art, these supplies have become an extension of me and how I express myself.