Today we’d like to introduce you to Danielle Flores.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I have been a customer service manager for around three years. A little over a year ago, I discovered the world of calligraphy. I have always loved every chance I got to be creative, but there is no room for that in my line of work. I watched some videos on Instagram of someone doing calligraphy.
I finally when to Michael’s and purchased my first set of brush pens. I watched about a million videos on how to use them, and I got nowhere. They were not beginner brush pens. I finally bought some that worked for me. I practiced and practiced and practiced every moment that I had the chance to.
Eventually, I saw enough progress that I felt confident enough to post on my Instagram account. I am completely in love with what I do. The whole calligraphy community is just so welcoming and helpful. I am so happy and proud to be a part of it.
Please tell us about your art.
I post my digital calligraphy and flowers on my Instagram account @unorthodoxinking. I chose the name unorthodox inking because I wanted my style to stand out and not be the traditional things you normally see.
I chose inking instead of calligraphy because I do not want my Instagram to be only about my calligraphy because I love drawing flowers and graphic design. I like to take a twist on the ordinary things. I want to showcase inspirational quotes and just my everyday feelings.
There are times where I am tired and uninspired, and I want to talk about that as well. I want it to be fun, enjoyable, as well as relatable. I created an art piece of flowers coming out of a taco shell. This is a way to showcase how I want to challenge the norm. I want people to see my work and find it unique and not like anything they’ve seen before.
As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
I believe that success can vary depending on the artist. Success to me is putting my work out in the world for people to see and them loving it. You have to be confident in your work. There are a lot of artists out there who are amazing at what they do. I think in order to succeed you have to push past all the doubts and love what you create.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Right now my work is only posted on Instagram, I do plan on opening an Etsy shop where I will sell my digital calligraphy brushes and digital art prints. You can support me by liking and commenting on my Instagram posts.
- Address: 13211 Greenstone, San Antonio, Texas, 78249
- Phone: 8063460513
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unorthodoxinking/
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