My absolute favourite thing to do is most likely art so here i will be talking about some tips, art in school, experiences, favourite art types and pieces and much more. I hope you enjoy!
- Art styles: So there are MANY different types and styles of art like abstract, graphic, realism, cubism, pop art an loads more. You don’t have to stick to one particular style and call it your own, you can find and make your own style or just pick and choose when you want to do which type. Personally i am a big fan or graphic art, inking and finelining etc but i am also all for the realism style a lot of the time. It depends a lot on what you are trying to convey from the piece or considering how you can portray the desired aspects and emotions in your artwork. I will insert some of my previous pieces to give you a taste of different styles and why i chose them, you should definitely check out my instagram @sianajade for much more on this.
- Art in school: Since i am such an art fanatic, i obviously am taking art as one of my GCSE options. This means that i need to succumb to a particular curriculum, however GCSE art is very free to interpretation and experimentation of your own style as mentioned before. You are definitely encouraged to try different styles, focus on contrasting artists, experiment with different medias and share what you have learned. Although, art in school also involves a writing aspect as does anything in school. For this i recommend talking about how you got on with developing the ideas for your artwork, who you got inspiration from, what you would improve on next time, describe the textures and tones used, why you chose to focus on that particular area in your artwork. The subjects within art will ebb and flow going from artist studies, to topics like ‘natural forms’, to emotions, textures and techniques and much more. I will go on to finding inspiration soon…
- Inspiration: While it is important to make the artwork your own interpretation, you will need some background and inspiration to get you going. Teachers will prompt you in lessons (if you take art) to do different study pages on several artists and encourage you to find your own artists to focus on. They DO NOT have to be famous! You don’t always have to go for artists like Picasso or Monet, while it is important to link back to them you should also find your own way and your strengths, weaknesses and interests. For example, i really love Conan Gray – He is a teenage boy on youtube and different social media platforms who does art, singing, photography etc and i truly love his work and his videos! Other ways i get inspiration are from taking walks and looking at all of the nature or architecture and just take in my surroundings, looking for things that interest me. One of my favourite things to do is scroll through pinterest, saving artwork that catches my eye or that i think would be great to go in my sketchbook, it is full of amazing individual pieces from many people! you can find me @siana2001 to take a peek at my pinterest boards
- Practice makes perfect: If it’s something you’re truly passionate about (like i am) then this won’t be a problem for you but i highly recommend that you should practice as much as you can and AGAIN focus on various artists to realise what they do differently and how you can apply that to your work to make it the best possible. The more you draw, paint, pastel or ink, the better you will become and the more you will enjoy finding new things to do. I was introduced to art at a very young age since my parents used to do some with me when we went on walking holidays and i always loved doing arts and crafts as a tiny tot. Your knowledge will grow along with your technique and talent so just keep going no matter how many bad patches you go through, my mum always used to say to me “you can never go wrong with art” and so i just keep persevering.
I hope this has been helpful to you if this is your interest and be sure to check out my pinterest and instagram and take a look at Conan Gray! Leave blog post requests in the comments and tell m what you thought of this, constructive criticism is much appreciated.
Lots of love, Siana xxx