It has been well over a year since I posted a thread of some art I had created up til that point, mostly figurative and illustrative and some basic
This is an update since then, since I have been inspired by some members posts and artwork as have been producing way too much art not to share, and
this thread will get graphic heavy and I apologize if I can't figure out how to re-size or align them properly (mods feel free to clean up if you
I tried working with very simple palette and shapes for a change:
Then from there I wandered from simple palette to more surreal, fluid lines:
Colors deepened a bit but still I'm holding back from throwing every color on there:
Then I hit a weird spot:
and kept going:
There are MANY more, but the point is made.
At this stage I'm feeling good with it but sorta antsy like I haven't achieved something yet. I have something major to learn still (I always will)
and it hasn't happened but I'm determined.
I do something odd and pick up some half finished older figurative pieces, pieces with powerful but negative statements. The kind most people wouldn't
pay money to put on their walls.
The very first art victim to get "cannibalized" is a demonic cell phone statement with money symbols, it turns into this:
There are still traces of the original image still imbedded (it is now sideways), but they blend into a completely new abstract image
Next on the chopping block is a horribly tacky and colorful but FLAT abstract, I introduce it to German silver and cubism/industrial:
a figurative anti big agra piece turns abstract:
an anti car phone piece that I already tried to rework turns into crazy surreal/abstract :
another flat abstract gets more surreal and textured, at this point all lines are heavy black and bold:
and then another anti big agra piece turns into a bizarre surreal underwater landscape:
Finally as an artist I am finally there... I have created work I am terribly proud of, mostly that last one crazy piece is the big fat cherry on my
sundae. This last series of "do overs" have taught me a wonderful and valuable lesson; to create a much simpler and bolder image, one that can be seen
from a good distance and hold your attention firmly. Working from a blank canvas does not give much to a unique composition, and most likely never
will. But when I took an existing figurative image and rotate it, then try to transform it next into a new image utilizing some of the same
composition, it transformed me in many ways.
My suggestion to any artist who feels blocked, go to a thrift store and buy a few very cheap and simple paintings, then try to make them better (turn
them, or change the style, but try to work with existing elements and let it help you).
I'll leave you with one last fun little piece that is just finished, I call him "droid with sippy cup"
I have a few more I can post once I get a decent photo of them
Thanks for looking ATS! you entertain me quite a bit, so my turn to give back!
edit on 10-7-2013 by Aliquandro because: adding some spacing for images
edit on 10-7-2013 by Aliquandro because: typo