If Bella McGoldrick studied fashion design and worked as a fashion illustrator for a few years, it is today for another kind of art subjects that we find her. About five months ago, she started to draw items of daily life. Doing that, Bella hopes to « reflect a feeling of nostalgia and brashness by sinking beauty into the almost always overlooked and forgotten items we all live around ». To do so, she uses colored pencils and markers and works on a large scale. Something that « lends her to obsess over the smallest details » of her pieces, « which then bring them to life ».
« I start on one corner, at times with marker as a base, then fine tuning with colored pencils layer upon layer for 70 hours or so to complete the piece as what I like to think of as ‘high res’! », she explains. Before adding « The scrunching and manipulating of the subject before I draw it, influences this result also; the imperfections of the subject lead to the highly realistic drawing to fit a little more modestly incompletion ».