I’ve been wanting to find my artistic “style” but no sure how to go about it, so I searched the internet and found several good tutorials and blogs on the subject. I found my favorite on the Copic Markers Tutorials site.
The tutorial, titled “4 Steps to Your Own Signature Art Style” written by Christopher Kelly, takes you through soul-searching questions and experimental exercises to find your style. Here are the four steps:
Step 1: Identify three artists or art styles that really resonate with you emotionally.
Step 2: Choose one image that best represents each of your choices from step one.
Step 3: Analyze each of the images you chose in step two.
Step 4: Combine each of the individual artistic elements you identified in step three into an original drawing of your own.
I decided to try Christopher’s advice and post my journey here, beginning with Step 1: Identify three artists or art styles that really resonate with you emotionally. I need to choose three artists I really love and that are as different as possible. I think I can narrow it down to three, but it might take me awhile! See the results in my next post.