Art Class was great tonight. My tutor gave us an introduction on the techniques used by well-known artists from around the world. There were 10 altogether, and it was really interesting observing the way these different painters and illustrators use different methods to create their unique works of art.
Here are some of them is you fancy taking a look on Google Images: Sunga Park, Mateusz Urbanowicz, Kareena Zerefos, Elizabeth Ockwell, Stina Persson, Holly Exley, Maja Wronska, Iraville and Daniel Mackie.
The task for the evening was for us, the students, to choose two of these artists and try and create a piece of work that was in their style. Obviously, I was no where near their standard, but it was enjoyable all the same.
The first artist I chose was Elizabeth Ockwell, who draws very fine details with pen and pencil in an illustrative way, and then paints over these drawings with watercolour washes.
We had about 20 minutes to complete ours, so I chose a simple minaret. I used a ruler, for precision, to draw the windows and building edges. My wash was also quite simple and incorporated only a few colours.
The second artist I chose was Holly Exley. Her work centres on still life featuring many objects, but rendered very precisely and realistic. I had 2o minutes, so I chose an autumn leaf.
The subject was drawn precisely in pencil and I then went into the main body of the leaf with wet-in-wet with some added salt to create texture.
It was a very enjoyable evening.