i’m getting so angry i’m literally ranting to myself about everything that is not right in the world and how the institutions need to change and i should really start working on my comparison essay about textiles lol
your work is brilliant, don't get me wrong because i love it. i'm an illustrator myself and the only issue i have with your drawings is that all of them are very 'odd' and magical looking, i don't see you getting hired to do design work or book illustration unless it is a very niche book. you should do some more (i hate to say) normal looking drawings too to show that you can do them
Yes, that’s a very common critique that I get.
I just want to expand my body of work and try out new mediums and experiment as much as I can. I still have lots to learn and in no ways do I want to limit myself. I really am just “starting out” as an “artist.”
This is why school has been useful because it sometimes pushes me outside of my comfort zone. Hopefully I will be able to translate my art in a variety of ways.
It’s funny because I (ignorantly) thought that copying was only a big issue in today’s world because of the internet (exposed to so much information/ subconsciously picking up pieces here and there or even directly “stealing” from another source). Anyhow, I’m working on this art history paper and even all the “old masters” (in the traditional sense, basically all white men but, that’s another story lol), were inspired and even “stole” from each other. For example, art historians have pieced together that they would try out the techniques from one artist, like the lighting style, and recreate a figure inspired by a marble sculpture, then render a face that’s similar to the emotion from another character in another piece of work and then create their own composition etc. etc.
I don’t know, I just think it’s interesting to see the ways you combine other pieces to recreate your own “new” thing and what constitute as copying or inspiration. There is a point when it is directly stealing and it is obvious but idk, it’s such a broad topic that’s so open ended. It’s interesting to see how the concept of art has developed (or has it lol) but, ultimately similar issues are still present in todays western art world.
I’m going to buy a new sketchbook today and start all over. I’m also in need of some new inspiration, any recommendations for interesting links/ documentaries/ articles/ colour patterns/ lost images floating around the web/ etc to check out?