In August we asked our Artist Community how their artistic style has changed over the years and why? We got several great responses so we decided to split the blogs in two.
It started with heavy expressions. That is what brought me to the to art world, to show myself and clean, purify my inner self from all my thoughts and feelings. Then it went up, then down, and from time to time became more decorative with time explosions of expressions. I am still improving and learning as it is obvious in drawing, painting, design and technology. Now my style is to go deeper into ideas and criticism of society and recreate this into an amazing art works and images.
When you work (as an artist) across a variety of different mediums over many years, not only do you develop your own signature style, but I have found that bits and pieces of past endeavors seep into my current work – for example, I am well known as a jewelry designer and have authored two books (and released two DVDs) on jewelry design – and I had to laugh one day when I noticed while I was drawing an illustration that I was drawing designs in a feather that resembled twists of wire and various shapes of beads – unintentionally! Many, many years ago, when I first began my adventures in art, I started out as a stained glass artist. I can also see those types of connected line designs occasionally come out when I draw. These things are like little gifts tucked away inside of me, and they influence much of my art – and I sometimes don’t even notice it until much later. After all, we are the collection of all of our past experiences, no? That is what my artistic expression is – little glances here and there of things long gone, mixed up with experiments of what could be.
My earliest drawings were of animals and animation. Like most artists who started this way, years of art school taught me that “cartoony” aesthetics were something to grow out of, in lieu of more sophisticated visual language. As a result, throughout high school and university, my art became more about thought than visuals. I was grappling with complex ideas in a medium more interested in formalism than clear communication, not a good mix for a self-described visual storyteller. It’s only been in the past two years, since graduating, that I’ve allowed myself to reopen that initial vision that sparked my love of art making. Reclaiming the deceptively simple comic style from my inner critic is an ongoing process and I’m loving every minute of it.
Computers changed it. Computers are evil.
I loosened up when I switched over to a brush pen and stopped relying so much on the computer.
It has evolved into sharper linework, more curves, more character, and more mediums.
Over the years, my artistic style was developing through different techniques, drawing and painting. It has changed a lot since I was trying to find different ways to use bright and vivid colours. My visual research went from series to series, and while some of my work is totally abstract, some is with a glimpse of natural objects, mostly flowers, trees and branches. I also made a series of simplified landscape drawings. Although they all together seem unrelated, my mission was always to create simple but bold drawings and paintings, and also to represent colourful and optimistic side of art. Playing with shapes and nice pastel colours is very fun part of creative process. My art is always in progress and that`s what makes creating so exiting.
Since childhood my passion was art and excelled in it in school and gained respect from my colleagues. However, as time went life forced me into a different path and I lost my grip on art. Now I’m finally making a return with sites such as DesignByHumans. I don’t have a style of my own right now as its all about exploring different things at this point. I’m inspired by many things including the great work by other artists. Right now I’m mainly working on graphic designing and is about start my first acrylic paintings which I’m planning on to transfer onto my merch. Since selling my first ever Tshirt which was via DesignByHumans it has motivated me even more to improve my self to keep moving on with my journey to find my own style.
My artistic style has changed because it depends on what I consume, such as movies, books, music, TV, and podcasts. Then the inspiration also comes from my writing (mostly poems). I started with drawing portraits though now I’m more interested in drawing an object or a combination of two things, like my “Cactus Heart” which is the combination of succulent and heart (also inspired by my own poem!).
I’m forcing to change my artistic style. For many years I did pixel isometric illustrations and learned almost everything within this technique so now I’m pushing myself to other mediums or styles, just to learn something new and keep moving. Vector things, 3d modeling, animation, pen doodling–everything is interesting. And when you learn something new and use it in your works, you feel artistic and it keeps your style unique from others. Don’t stop learning, don’t afraid of change!
With my art I have seen a natural progression from a strictly photography based creative life, to design. It all began traipsing around the high mountains of Colorado with camera in hand chasing sunsets and peaks over passes in the San Juan range. As life progressed, baby was born, and adjustments were to be made, I parlayed my love of the mountains into a form that gave me opportunities to be home while still delving into the spirit that originally drove me. DBH became a great blessing for me to merge my love of the land with a need to continue to illustrate that connection. Thanks!
As many artists, I learned to draw by reproducing pictures. This way, I learned how to draw a face, a body, a tree or an object in the most precise way that I could.
Though I still loved art, I stopped making drawing for several years, as I was to busy with studies and later by work. Several years later, I got interested in getting back to drawing. During this break. I discovered contemporary artists who were more into horror stuff. They really broaden my horizons and suddenly for me, art was no longer just recreating reality. When I picked up a pencil again, it was to make those dark and gloomy drawing. I still haven’t found my style, but it made me see all the possibilities in art are infinite. Now I still have a very figurative style to my drawings, but I always add different elements, whether its decorative stuff, surrealist ideas or geometric shapes to my drawings, making them real creations. At the moment I’m really interested in how figurative figures and abstract elements can mix together. Which can predict a new step in my style!