I saw an interesting article in ClothPaperScissors. A woman wrote about finding her “artistic style”, and for the article, she chose ONE thing as her main subject (in her case, a giraffe).
She painted/drew/created it in the style of 8 different artists with a clearly identifiable style. She just did them as a 2-page spread in her journal, they weren’t big pieces.
I decided to try it. My subject is a Bird – no particularly species, just a bird-like shape. I found this gorgeous photo on the ‘net. (Photo Credit:
This was a challenging exercise, as I don’t really like any of the above styles, but it definitely made me create and think differently, and that’s ALWAYS a good thing!
I am actually feeling like I know the style I’m moving toward, and it’s acrylic, multimedia, multiple images, a lot of overpainting, and hidden and visible text, along the lines of this.