How to “copy” pictures of other artists?

Apr 01, 2017

Now, when the summer is actively approaching in Rivne, and the surrounding world is filled with new green variants, the flowering of activity is also noted in my drawing – I again returned to the landscapes.


I found many inspirational works from Pam Carter. Again and again the charming views of Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland capture me. Most of the artists I like the British. Here is such a strange combination of circumstances. funny, because I belong to the group Creative Fire, which is also led by an British artist is Tara Leaver.


But, when I start to delve into a specific topic, then there are more and more impasse situations that prevent progress in the development of my drawing.


A big problem can be created by your own inspiration, arising after viewing the works of other artists, who, well, really like. And you cling to the inexpressible charisma of the picture, you think that if you do the same as this artist, you will discover the technique of creating miracles. But no, this approach will lead you back to the great jungle of misunderstanding yourself and your drawing.


How to properly “copy” pictures?


I think you do not need to try to display your drawing just like another artist did, but you should look into the work, evaluate and borrow the technique, and try to execute them based on your own tools.



For example, in the Instagram, I signed to Jenie Fawckner. Her paintings amaze with the detail and richness of the floral carpets, created with the help of various textural overlays and a lot of dotted strokes. I found in her old records the stages of drawing a tree, due to what I realized how vividly to depict this annoying (because I do not like drawing them) object of nature.



To do this, you need to create a dark silhouette of the tree, and then, apply different colors to the strokes, highlighting the areas where the light falls. And you can draw meadows similarly – you apply a light color to a large area, after which you trace the grass (or vice versa, against a dark background do light strokes).


Using this knowledge and experimenting with my brushes, I found a suitable variant of displaying trees and grass, drawing with a semi-dry brush, placing it vertically and, as it were, making impressions. As a result, my work began to take on a noble form.


I will show my favorite works. The rest can be seen in the Instagram

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