The Adventure of Finding My Style

 
The first sketch of a concept I've had in my mind for a while...

The first sketch of a concept I've had in my mind for a while...

And so the adventure begins...

Yes, this is my first blog post. Let's see where it goes.

An artist's style is perhaps the most important and precious part of what make them unique. A good artist can draw. A great artist has their own style. 

So, it was with all seriousness I began the adventure of finding my style. I could draw, paint, sculpt - you name it. It was easy in college to sketch the model or still life. But style is something you find after that. 

 
 

Style is the thing you find after reaching into your soul about what you see in life - what you want your art to be about. What you love, what you believe in and how to put those things into a visual context. I believe creativity is the ease in which you can do that. 

I <3 Thick lines!

I <3 Thick lines!

So, what IS my style?

I'm not really sure yet! Style is also an ever-evolving thing, but I will say this: I will always be drawn to lines. I love the thick lines from old Japanese woodblock prints and Art Nouveau. I love comic books and feel they heavily influence me...and I love bright colors. I'll never get over that. I think those things will always be integral parts of my style. 

I think I feel more confident about where this piece is going more so than any other work I've done.

I think I feel more confident about where this piece is going more so than any other work I've done.

Another element of style is founded on the purpose of your art. Some people choose to make art that highlights negative issues going on in the world today - and that's fine, I don't criticize - and they do it to bring awareness to an issue. That's perfectly understandable and to each their own. 

For me however, art is about inspiration and positivity. I want my art to be a positive force of inspiration and looking at art from a new perspective. I like breaking boundaries and stereotypes, but with a positive narrative. 

We've got enough darkness in this world. Isn't looking at it from a perspective of hope and inspiration a nice change of pace?