Bri Galan is a young artist sent from the artist Gods. What she lacks in experience (aka years being alive), she makes up for in her jaw-dropping art. When we say we have shed tears over her art we mean it realistically as much as we mean it metaphorically. She has completely mastered in the art of shadows, realism, and making other artists cry out in either joy or defeat.
I (Jazmine) can speak for myself when I say I can scroll through her Instagram account for hours and just look at her art and stare at it for a minimum of an hour and wonder how someone can create something so beautiful. Bri puts her own twist onto already well-established styles and makes it her own. Do you know artists who you would honestly kill to be drawn by? Yeah, that's Bri for you...except we would do much more than kill (Just kidding, we're safe people...unless you want us to do some dirty work in exchange for portraits Bri).
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
What really inspires me is an emotion or something of a unique aesthetic. For example, I don't always like drawing/painting pieces that are happy or where the subject is neutral or normal looking.
When did you first start art?
I've always liked doing cartoons and doodling since I was a toddler, but I started making realistic portraits in the 3rd grade.
Do you put milk or cereal in first?
If you could be someone for a day, who would you be and why?
I would most likely be Frida Kahlo... as the person I would want to be would be very cultured and unique, and Frida Kahlo is that. I would learn a lot from being her.
What do you want to say to young artists out there who are still trying to find themselves?
I am still a young artist, but to younger artists I would say to just express yourself to the largest level. Don't care if people think your art is creepy, depressing, confusing, etc. It's your art and don't be afraid to say what you want! Remember the term: Art is expression. also, always practice. It doesn't matter what you draw: draw everything... from the crease in your shirt to your house.
Here are some of Bri's mindblowing (corny we know, but it fits) art:
Graphite / Watercolor / Acrylic on paper (layered)
Watercolor and ink pen
Graphite and carbon pencil
Pile of Shoes
graphite and carbon pencil
Follow Bri on Instagram for more of her astounding skills: @bbriig