Category Archives: Art theory

Graphic novel type illustration

I’m inspired by a lot of graphic novel type illustration at the moment. There’s some really great stuff out there and it’s really evolving as an Art form. I guess the thing with traditional hand-drawn illustration and art is, it

Graphic novel type illustration

I’m inspired by a lot of graphic novel type illustration at the moment. There’s some really great stuff out there and it’s really evolving as an Art form. I guess the thing with traditional hand-drawn illustration and art is, it

Raw Vision – Outsider Art

An old publication but a new one for me Raw Vison is the only internatioanl journal of Outsider Art. First published in 1989 it has continually given an insight into the art of the “unknown, untrained geniuses” who are the

Raw Vision – Outsider Art

An old publication but a new one for me Raw Vison is the only internatioanl journal of Outsider Art. First published in 1989 it has continually given an insight into the art of the “unknown, untrained geniuses” who are the

Good Old Drawing

In some my earlier posts and when I first had the idea to start a blog the one thing I was sure about was that it was somehow going to be about drawing and sketching. My life has been followed

Good Old Drawing

In some my earlier posts and when I first had the idea to start a blog the one thing I was sure about was that it was somehow going to be about drawing and sketching. My life has been followed

Pablo Picasso in the style of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was an enigma, one of those people who was very special, even among his peers and someone who comes along only once in a generation. A man who was definitely one and a half steps ahead of the

Pablo Picasso in the style of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was an enigma, one of those people who was very special, even among his peers and someone who comes along only once in a generation. A man who was definitely one and a half steps ahead of the

Big Horizons

I’m in Frankonia, (Bavaria, Germany), for a few days, but unfortunately with no access to a scanner or any way of uploading any artwork so, today its only words. The landscape here is linear, structured and ordered, made up of

Big Horizons

I’m in Frankonia, (Bavaria, Germany), for a few days, but unfortunately with no access to a scanner or any way of uploading any artwork so, today its only words. The landscape here is linear, structured and ordered, made up of

Where does Creativity come from?

Where does creativity come from? Are people born naturally creative? I don’t believe so. I think creativity, like many things is more nurture than nature.Why? I guess my own creativity started as an escape in childhood and from reality of

Where does Creativity come from?

Where does creativity come from? Are people born naturally creative? I don’t believe so. I think creativity, like many things is more nurture than nature.Why? I guess my own creativity started as an escape in childhood and from reality of

Artist Statement Generator

I didn’t find much time for creating any lovely artwork this last week or so but I did find this, thanks to luannudell. A fun way to generate the only Artist statement you will ever need, which originated and can

Artist Statement Generator

I didn’t find much time for creating any lovely artwork this last week or so but I did find this, thanks to luannudell. A fun way to generate the only Artist statement you will ever need, which originated and can

When is Art, Art?

  When is Art, Art? Is Art still Art when nobody else sees it? What does it take to make a piece of Art? Can it be a single piece or does it need to be part of a body

When is Art, Art?

  When is Art, Art? Is Art still Art when nobody else sees it? What does it take to make a piece of Art? Can it be a single piece or does it need to be part of a body

Don’t draw what you see

I’ve been playing recently with less observational drawing and painting and more with my own kind of free association technique, (although surrealism is not what I’m aiming for). I just want to create a piece without any preconceived idea of

Don’t draw what you see

I’ve been playing recently with less observational drawing and painting and more with my own kind of free association technique, (although surrealism is not what I’m aiming for). I just want to create a piece without any preconceived idea of

Evolution

Just looking at some other blogs this morning What I saw today and The Satorialist being two very good examples, makes me a just little jealous at how very clear and focused they are and I wonder if they started

Evolution

Just looking at some other blogs this morning What I saw today and The Satorialist being two very good examples, makes me a just little jealous at how very clear and focused they are and I wonder if they started

a simple reduction?

Some of my favourite artists produce some of the simplest work….this is my copy of Oskar Kollers Windgeneigter Baum 1994 Sometimes in order to loosen up, when painting or drawing I reduce the colours I work with, go back to

a simple reduction?

Some of my favourite artists produce some of the simplest work….this is my copy of Oskar Kollers Windgeneigter Baum 1994 Sometimes in order to loosen up, when painting or drawing I reduce the colours I work with, go back to

evolution

Forgive me while I fiddle with the format of this blog…just trying to get it, (near) perfect…so that might take a while! I’m actually quite curious myself as to how this is going to turn out….I see it as an

evolution

Forgive me while I fiddle with the format of this blog…just trying to get it, (near) perfect…so that might take a while! I’m actually quite curious myself as to how this is going to turn out….I see it as an