We connected with Ann Arbor-based artist and student Hannah Levine-Drizin and asked her about her process, art and more!
HLD: When I’m making art, especially these illustrations, I get really in the zone. Right now, it’s especially hard for me to find motivation, but my art motivates me. I get excited about seeing something come together, although at the same time it’s kind of scary. One minute what I’m working on looks like trash and then all of a sudden it doesn’t.
I think when it comes to making these pieces, I really focus on reference photos, which takes up most of my attention. I look back and forth between what I’m creating and what it’s based on. It is great because life can be overwhelming at times, but when I’m creating art, that’s all I’m really thinking about. I also get very excited when I think about people having my art hanging up in their houses.
Some of the pieces are my versions of famous pieces, so I can’t rake all the credit. The woman with the umbrella is a Monet piece I tried in my own style–“Woman with a Parasol turned to the left”. The orange with dancers is based off of a Degas, “Dancers at the Barre”. And the bedroom one is a Van Gogh, “Bedroom at Arles”.
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All images provided by Hannah Levine-Drizin