Wednesday, 1 October 2014
In the style of...
Every now and again I try to do a page in the style of another artist. I find it helps me not to reach straight for the things I would normally use. It makes me step out of where I'm comfortable. It makes me try new colour combinations or techniques.
On Fridays Julie Fei-Fan Balzer hosts a link-up where you can link up any journalling you've done that week called Art Journal Every Day (there's a button in the sidebar). This week she posted a fast forward video of a page in progress. I was fascinated by the way she put down colour and wasn't afraid to cover up what she'd done. Also the sure strokes she made straight away with paint, no pencils to sketch anything out. There was so much texture and interest from all the layers when the page was finished.
So I thought I'd give it a go. Faces are not something I'm necessarily comfortable with, but after doing the 29 Faces challenge in February, I feel slightly more confident about having a go. After all, it's only my journal, right? It's not going to hang in the National Portrait Gallery!
So I set to work, and I'm really pleased with how this turned out :)
Whose style would you like to try something in?