Friday, January 18, 2019

A Change of Art.

It's good as an artist to always remember to see things in a new weird way.
~Tim Burton

To my dearest friends and followers,

Tim Burton's words are so true concerning art. That's what brings me here today. To share with you several drawings of mine (as you're probably already aware by the photos you've seen). Not all art is meant to be shared though and that's ok. I think every artist creates for themselves, or should create for themselves. It has to come from YOU. It has to be real. It has to mean something. It is then up to the person to decide whether that piece was meant to be shared or not. Was it purely something personal? Maybe it's not meant for you to keep all to yourself. I create for myself, but I believe I have a little talent, and I believe it's ok for me to share that with others.
Just as I hadn't blogged in about a year until recently, I hadn't drawn much either. I truly hope that my drawings are enjoyed by you, or that I inspire you to get back to it - to not give up on what you love doing.
I hope you are all familiar with my drawings of fairies that I've posted on my blog in the past (you can view them here). I even have a collection of drawings on my personal Facebook account, which I shared over a year ago.  All of the drawings are very detailed though, drawn with pencil, and filled in with colored pencils. I love them!! I love creating the worlds and fairies I imagine exist.

That's mainly the style of art I create, but it's not the only style I like. Sometimes, I'm in need of a change. You know that feeling when you just want to draw a bird? Yeah, that's where I was at. So I started to draw birds, amongst other things on regular copy paper, sketch paper, and journals (like the one I just made).

I'm not sure how I started changing my art style.
I think maybe the shift in my art style traces back to a couple years ago when I drew a few quick sketches in my notebook for Beyond The Veil of a few different fairy types as I imagined them. I even drew a bird to understand the bird I was writing about in the story. They were almost scribble-like drawings with my pencil. But I liked the way they looked. Even with my elaborate fairy drawings, I like the "before I colored it" version almost better than the colored version. Almost. There's something satisfying about sloppy lines that don't quite connect - it leaves more to the imagination. It doesn't have to be realistic, the imperfect aspect seems to capture the reality in it.

I consider all of the drawings shown here to be just quick sketches, mostly done with my pen, some with pencil. I think it's fun to try different styles of art. I haven't necessarily changed I guess, just added something new (trust me, I'm not done with my fairy art). As an artist, I don't have to show my creative talent in just one facet, I don't have to write in just one genre, or draw in just one style. I think part of the beauty of being an artist is being versatile, trying something new, something different. That's what creativity is, right?
Art is the process of creating something. Why do we as humans desire to create? I believe it's because it is in our being, for we were created in HIS image, the Creator of all things. We cannot help but to strive to create beautiful things, and this I do.

"...Whatsoever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my drawings and "listening" to me ramble on about art. To those crazy enough to continue reading, thank you.

Yours truly,

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