A couple more blog headers I’ve been working on recently…
Before persuading an art style, I think artists should really practice drawing from life first. I’ve been going at it for a few years, on and off, and I still feel I haven’t quite got it down. But then, art is a process and you’ll never stop learning. Best have fun while we’re at it!
“Draw yourself as your favourite artist / muse” was this week’s #creativebeing challenge on Twitter. An easy choice.To me, Frida Kahlo is an icon with a timeless look and a powerful, honest artistic vision. It felt almost wrong to change her features and steer away from her signature painting style. But it was a fun experiment!
“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality” – Frida Kahlo
Today was surreal. An August afternoon, one moment beaming with bright sunlight, the next thunderstorms and lightning. While shoppers were hiding in the bus shelter opposite my flat and the rain came pouring down my windows, I was sat snugly at my desk drawing Frida. The perfect inspiration for a perfect Sunday afternoon in.
Done in Indian ink and watercolour.