A Lesson in Art
I have always wondered why we were made to endure hours of Art History whilst I was studying for my diploma. It always seemed like a waste of time to me. However, I now understand the benefits of studying others artwork. This weekend turned out to be quite productive. I managed to stay hangover free and get lots of sketchbook work and research done. I looked at lots of different artists work and studied their technique and I now have a better idea of where I want to go with my own artwork. Although I was technically researching Art Present rather than Art History, the reasoning is still the same.
I’d quite like to share with you some of the artists I discovered. I’m sure you’ll find their techniques just as intriguing:
The only problem with developing new styles is your old artwork then appears somewhat redundant. I have been looking into exhibitions and competitions I want to put myself forward for, but now I feel my work isn’t worthy of recognition. I therefore have little time to create great masterpieces that showcase my work. There are a couple more techniques I need to trial, and then head down and back to the canvas.
Some new pages from my sketchbook: