Ep.56: Geneva Benton on colors inspiration, galleries and living from art full time

Iva Mikles
Ep.56: Geneva Benton on colors inspiration, galleries and living from art full time

Geneva Benton, also known as GDBee, currently residing in peaceful Western North Carolina, is a self-taught freelancing illustrator, who specializes in character art and portraits with a fondness for color mixing.

I love evoking a feeling with art!

She has been featured in ImagineFX, Advanced Photoshop Issue, Crossed Genres Magazine, Photoshop Creative, The Horror Zine, FIYAH Literary Magazine, ARTIFICIAL, and Dulce.

Get in touch with Geneva

Key Takeaways

“Chill out, find out what works for you! You may feel you are not doing it at the moment, but you will, so just keep going!”

  • Geneva didn’t think she will do art for living, she actually thought she would play video games for living
  • She was inspired by a colorful art of Benjamin Zhang
  • Geneva found a gallery to display her art in by just walking in one of the ones in downtown. She asked them if they were looking for new artists and they added her to a list and later she was able to exhibit her artworks
  • Geneva is shy to talk to people in real life so it’s great for her to use Twitch and interact with her audience online
  • Before starting, Geneva wishes she knew to not try to be perfect and to get frustrated with it. You shouldn’t really stress out because it affects your health
  • Fav quote is from Neil Gaiman – “Do a good work and everything good will follow”

Resources mentioned

Special thanks to Geneva for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Geneva Benton, used with permission

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Iva

Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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