Challenging myself for growth

14 06 2012

I never went to art school and I do not regret the fact that I became a biologist, but I always feel that I am lagging so much in art because of a lack of formal education. Yes, you can be self taught but the aid of a knowledgeable professor would be greatly appreciated and now I do not have the time to dedicate 12 hrs+ a day to the study of art. However I do want to keep improving and I will keep studying, so to challenge myself and to avoid falling in the trap of comfort I decided to go through a list of things to do…

Palettes:
Monochrome
Limited (Circe)
Complementary
Primary
Secondary
Tertiary
Split complementary
Analogous
Multicolor
Warm
Cold

Composition:
Pyramidal
Spiral
Big group of people
Architecture
one point perspective
two points perspective

 

Circe

With this in mind I decided to keep my submission for the Enchanted Vissions Project: Circe, very muted and limited. I chose an earthy palette because I wanted to keep an “ancient” look, and I used a roman inspired frame. Also, I wanted to practice fur, which didn’t come out as good as I wanted, but it is a good first attempt.

It was challenging, I hated it for most of the process but towards the end it started to come together. I do like the final look, with the frame in place and the wrinkled texture.

 


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14 06 2012
Aleksandra Chabros

Could I also make this challenge? :3

14 06 2012
Constanza

Of course!! And share the results.

14 06 2012
Constanza

we are sharing our results in a new blog: Artist Ambition http://artistambition.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-challenge-list.html
Come visit and join if you’d like! :D

29 06 2012
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