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016: DISCOVER YOUR ARTISTIC STYLE

PODCAST EPISODE 016

 

In this busy art market it is sometimes difficult to stand out.

Discovering and developing your unique artistic style will help you create a coherent body of work that will set you apart from the rest.

 

'Artists that we remember and recognise have developed a distinct style.'

 

Have you ever thought about your own style? What makes your art unique? How do you use colour, or paint or translate your subject matter?

 

This podcast will help you discover your artistic style

 

We will look at some of these key ingredients and answer these questions:

  • What makes our artistic style different than our artistic voice?
  • Is our artistic style found or discovered?
  • What keeps us from developing our own style?
  • Can imitating help us discover our artistic voice?
  • What three things can help us develop our own style?

You are unique and only you can paint, draw, design and create like YOU!

 

This episode comes with a free worksheet. You can download it on:

 

WHAT IS AN ARTISTIC STYLE?

 

An artistic style is a unique blend of these three ingredients:

  1. Personality
  2. Passion
  3. Palette

 

Personality

This is what make you unique. Your personality is inherent and something you are  with.

Passion

What keeps you up at night. What are you values and what to you love to talk about? All these elements make up your passions.

 Palette

What techniques can best express who you are and what you want to say. This is your palette, your techniques, the mediums that you use. 

 

A unique blend of these three elements make up your unique style.

 

Style is learned, adopted, manipulated, and developed over time. Sometimes on accident, sometimes on purpose, and often times it is a combination of both.

Your style is a combination of your voice, techniques, color choices, compositions, subject matter, media, and more all wrapped up. The little details of your brushwork or the pressure you put on the clay or your insights of colour and the use of values.Your style is what binds each of your pieces together into a unique and cohesive collection. It is the glue that unifies your body of work.

 

HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR ARTISTIC STYLE?

 

  1. Be a copycat,
  2. Develop your own skills,
  3. Investigate art and artists that you love,
  4. Mix and match different styles and create your unique vocabulary.

 

5 THINGS KEEPING YOU FROM YOUR ARTISTIC STYLE

 

  1. Self doubt
  2. Fear
  3. Comfort
  4. No choices
  5. Same

 

NEED HELP DEVELOPING YOUR ARTISTIC STYLE?

 

  • Practise
  • Play
  • Patience

 

Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find yourself.” Yohij Yamamoto - Fashion Designer

 

 

LINKS MENTIONED IN PODCAST

Skill-based Atelier Schools

Watts Academy

Da Vinci Initiative

Juliette Artstides

 

Poem Rudyard Kipling

 

'Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.' William Bridges

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