Creating "Wild Honey" by Marie Coons

Marie is a self taught illustrator and graphic designer who currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.

"My name is Alyssa Coons, but my family has always called me Marie (middle name). I'm

from San Antonio."

Minimal Piece

When I asked Marie what made her get into graphic design, this is what she had to say.

"I actually started with traditional art. I just recently got into digital art and graphic design in the last 2 years. My grandfather got me into art when I was young, but my fiance is who pushed me to try digital."

"I started with pieces that looked like this (picture on left), I loved the minimal piece to it but I was still learning what was comfortable to me. I eventually stopped those styles because I felt like they weren't meeting the quality I wanted them to be. I then tried the super minimal styles you see on my Instagram from back in December. Which I enjoyed, and were very easy, but I knew there were hundreds of other artists doing the same thing. I had to take a step back and just went back to what I was the most comfortable with. Which is what I'm doing now."

Marie's passion behind her work is what helps her stand out from the rest of the artists, so when I asked her about her future and where she saw herself and her art she replied, "I would love to be completely independent with my art in a year or two! Not just the graphic design I do but with physical paintings as well. I want to have my own little gallery of my own paintings in the next few years for sure.

Be sure to go check her out on Instagram @wildhoney_marie to see more of Marie's content!

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