I admit I don't watch too many other artists very closely, and don't get me wrong, it's not that I think I am too good or better than them, cause I'm not. BUT I can pick up someone's style way too easy and copy what they do and that's something I try to avoid. I think the hardest thing for me is developing my own style, but every once in a while I watch somebody and get a sense of of...wow...why didn't I think of doing that?
I've done a few life drawing classes ( they have been put on hold right now because this is our busy season...aka tourists so the studio that usually holds the classes has been busy...bummer for me, great for them ) Anyway, back to the point I was going to make...I watched Jane Davenport today over on Find Out Fridays by Donna Downey and loved her life drawings, but what really got me was that she took them to an art journal type of spread...so...I went and got one from my earliest class that I did not like and played with it.
This is what it looked like...(and funny thing is, I think I am the least wild, the least imaginative artist out there but in the live drawing class I am ( so far ) the only one who sketches in color!) But..this was not a good sketch so if I ruined it I would not be upset.
After watching the video by Jane, this is now what she looks like.
I haven't decided if I want to add any words or not, right now I am content with the way she is...what would you do?