Week Seventeen

As we enter our last week of art style exploration, I think it’s important to talk a little bit about the general concept of STYLE and what it means to “find your style.” I shared this in an email last year, but I thought it would be appropriate to reiterate now: 

As a developing artist, finding “your style” is akin to finding the holy grail. For some, it’s the ultimate goal. It’s that special thing that sets you apart from the rest, that thing that makes you a recognizable artist. We work super hard to get there, but we honestly don’t really know what we’re looking for! I’d like for you to think about it this way: your style is what happens when you are NOT trying.

I think “your style” is the look that comes naturally once you’ve mastered your skill. It’s not a look that you have to work hard to achieve, it’s what emerges from you instinctively when you practice creativity. So if you’re still in the learning stage, or even if you’re much further ahead, don’t feel bad if you don’t know what “your style” is yet. Your style will emerge even before YOU realize it does!

Everything you learned this month will is going to be a part of “your style.” Certain techniques will have resonated more with you than others, and I think you’ll find little bits and pieces of these styles infused in the artwork you create going forward!

What to Do

  • As this week comes to a close, it’s time to take stock of all that you have learned! Look back at all the artwork you have created this month and think about what styles have resonated with you. How can you use what you learned in your future art-making?

 

  • Get ready…a whole new MAE theme starts next week!

Join me for more livestream drawing

Week of April 20-24:
I'll be live Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 am PDT

Stay tuned for more live draw videos where we can hang and draw together, I can answer your questions, and show you some cool Procreate tips and tricks! I’ve been going live during the week around 10 or 11 am PST. 

Where to Watch

Watch on Instagram: @bardotbrush
Watch on Facebook in the Procreate Community and Making Art Everyday // Bardot Brush Groups.

A few past Live Streams

April Prompts

Weather + Art Styles

Last week to explore art styles! If you need a refresher on how to approach MAE this month, check out the Week 14 email.

Don’t forget to keep trying different styles the 30 Art Styles to Try in Procreate article (or your own research!) I’ve been having fun making live tutorials and exploring these styles with you. Hope you can join in on one!

Week 17 | April 20-26

Weather (Part 4)

Mon: aurora borealis – version 2
Tue: seasons – version 1
Wed: seasons – version 2
Thu: storm – version 1
Fri: storm – version 2
Sat: night sky – version 1
Sun: night sky – version 2

You can access each week’s prompts at makingarteveryday.com

We’ve got a Facebook group just for participants of Making Art Everyday and all things Bardot Brush! Come join our group of supportive artists of all skill levels, share your work, ask questions, and be a part of the community!

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