So here goes formulating a list of those who make me want to be a better artist and why. Kind of fed up of writing after the dissertation essay but I'll do my best...
Peter De Seve
I'd heard about Peter De Seve before Dave Colman and I also adored his work. I think the reason I was more drawn to Colman's work is because his medium is more about the observational, immidiate sketches, which is something I practise already whereas De Seve's illustrations are so beautifully daunting. I'd describe his style as charming, humorous and enviable. After reading this step by step tutorial in this interview, i feel the need to try his method of watercolours which would be fun.
I only really got into his work recently, I certainly recognised his style though. I've never been mad on extreme caricatures that to me, look a bit freaky and dont really offer much to me. However after seeing Wouter Tulp's work this changed my mind. I can see how well he knows the fundamentals of drawing and that really strengthens his caricature because the foundations are there rather than just being silly. He is a wonderful artist with a range of skills. He also blogs regularly with everyday warm-up sketches which have encouraged me to do my own.
Another artist I've only discovered recently and desperately want his sketchbooks! I've been really interested in Life drawing since I started Art School so coming across beauties like these has really inspired me to try some new techniques. His observational drawings are excellent, they are crammed with character. His use of line is very appealing and its definitely something I will have in mind next time im doodling.
They're just awesome. Really awesome.
I don't know alot about him but this sculpture just blows me away. In my last year of high school I was quite interested in Sculpture and started looking into it. I think I was thrown off by the amount of pretentious crap in galleries that was praised as sculpture. Since being on an animation course, I've realised I have an avenue to give sculpting a go to make something that I know is for a good cause other than being 'open to interpretation' (not being able to come up with a reason, gah!)
So I hope to give this a go once I have spare time back. Because I'm so fascinated by them it's something I'd love to be able to do and enjoy. Dave Colman also did the 'Stitch' maquette in 'Lilo and Stitch'. It's truly inspiring.
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