April 30, 2012
Every time I log on to Blue Canvas I look at the art of a few new artists. I look to see if there are any similarities in the type of work that I do. I also look to see which artists are pushing the envelope. It gives me a sense of what I might like to post.
Since I have such a large array of images I’m not really focused on just one style.
When I was younger most of my drawings were just done in pencil with no color. I left the color to my photography. When I began shooting black and white film, the color in my drawings began to come out.
It took a long time before I really shared my work with anyone. I had designed a few posters and logos for business cards, but It was specific to a client.
As an artist, not everyone gets art. There is still that question, “What is ART?”
If art is like beauty and it is in the eye of the beholder, then that leaves the spectrum wide open. I’ve seen things that I like, but its not appealing to anyone else.
I still have issues with digital art even though I dabble in it from time to time. I still practice old school. I like drawing lines by hand or coloring an image with a pencil. I like the challenge of making an image pop off the page or inviting the audience inside the drawing.
From time to time I’ll read how an artist created something and I’ll try to see if I can create something similar. I do this just so I know I’ve not lost my edge. I now know that some artists are mixing everything. Do a drawing, scanning it into a computer, printing it out and then coloring over the colors to make them pop.
I’ve also taken characters that I’ve created and put them in costumes by Erte. I just think the work he did for the theater was just spectacular.
Thanks for stopping by; and keep an open mind.