"Mastering Twinkling h2O's" starts tomorrow and I love it when it comes time to guide this beautiful online workshop . To get myself in the 'Twinkling Zone', I pull out my Twinks and get glimmer and shimmer under my fingernails.
When I'm focused on a medium and not necessarily on a subject, I take the opportunity to explore the work of other artists using my own flavors. One of my great sources of inspiration is design websites, photography & illustrations sites, and of course Pinterset.
Trying to recreate the style or process of another artists is a great way to learn and stretch your own creative boundaries, provided you credit the original artist. I rarely get the time to explore lots of blogs and play around with styles and techniques that are not necessarily my own, but when I do I have so much fun.
My interpretations of other artists are not verbatim, they can't be, I'm too far gone down my own artistic journey to let go of all that makes up my own art. But I find that there are little things about the work of others that I love and I sometimes try to incorporate into my own art.
This pear was inspired by the gorgeous art and illustrations of Christina Drejenstam. I love the way Christina uses bold simple lines and bright fluid statement colors in her illustrations. My version of this pear was done in Twinkling h2O's and ink in my Stillman & Birn "Zeta" Series Sketchbook.
Happy creating everyone, and thanks for checking in. xx