Monday, March 27, 2017

Artistic Style


I was asked recently about how I developed my artistic style. In my mind I was screaming, still working on it! Of course I don't remember what I said, because I was panicking. Artistic style is always one of those things I'm stressing out about and trying to continue to develop. I feel like I'm the last person to go to for advice.

Artistic style is something I've slowly been working on in regards to custom portraits. I feel like all of my characters look the same, and I've been trying to break the mold I seem to be working from (even though I'm not sure how to do that). I was asked to draw some portraits recently, and my first instinct was to say no, because I'm just not ready. Instead I said yes, and drew them and I hated them, but they liked them and that's what matters....right?

A few things I've been trying:
  • Speed sketching while I watch cartoons with my kid. I will try to draw characters and things from whatever show she is watching. I'm trying to think less and draw more. 
  • Looking though old sketches and "Frankenstein-ing" things I loved about those with my current "style". 
  • Drawing more!

If you have questions about developing your artistic style I suggest:
Let me know your thoughts on developing your artistic style. xo

2 comments:

  1. I feel similarly right now. People will comment on my blog posts/Instagram and say things "I love your style! It's so you!" and I just sort of sit there dumbfounded like really?? Especially because I tend to post my illustrations a month or two late so when they say things like that it's often times in relation to drawings that don't quite fit what my current ones look like so then I have to wonder if my style is becoming less me or if I'm taking out the things people like. It just all seems so complicated! I try not to think too much about it though. Just trying to accept wherever my creativity takes me and hope for the best!

    Asti || bit.ly/atypicalnarrative

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  2. I totally agree! I'm hoping to gain some confidence about this subject soon! I also try not to think too hard or I'll never create anything. Good luck with your art and thanks for stopping by! xo

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