Hello and happy Friday! Here is yet another card from my Daily Art Practice journal:
I love Dee Dee´s style and this almanac page was no exception of her wonderful signature style. But it is quite hard for me to create the way she does, I keep on adding and adding can cannot stop. She is different – her art is much clearer and has lots of white space and just a few colours on it and I love it, but it´s hard to recreate something like it. So here is my experiment on trying “do her” (left side of the page). The fussy cut sentiment perfectly fits to the feel of the page. It says: “mental clearness”. It´s mainly Neocolors and Posca pens I have used here.
In addition to what I wrote above I would like to add: it´s good to try out different styles to figure out what makes you “you”. You learn things about yourself, your style and the way you create in the process. Your work is supposed to look like “you”. Testing and experimenting and trying out ideas and styles from other people is okay, if you do it to learn and don´t forget to give credit to the original creator. If you do it to copy and take full credit for it, it´s not okay. And even worse, if you teach someone elses work as your own. Also not okay. The way I approach this Artist Almanac is: I experiment and try to figure out how the original pages are done (because I only see the result, I have no idea how they did it :). So in the process of trying and experimenting I eventually learn new techniques, bring new viewpoints to my own way of creating. I figure things out I might otherwise not have thought of. In my opinion that is okay. And when this journal is done, my creative mind will be fully nourished with something new and different and that will hopefully result in something wonderful later.
Hoping your weekend will be awesome and you find some time to create!!