I've always loved to draw and paint but haven't sat down and dragged my paints out from the back of my art closet for quite some time. I recently went home and whilst rummaging through my parents garage I came across some of my old art sketchbooks so thought I'd share some of my favourite pieces with you. It's nice to see how my style has evolved and how I have improved, these also sparked off some new ideas for techniques to try out in surface pattern =)
First up is one of my favourite pieces, which sadly I didn't get the chance to keep but I have a few photos from when I painted it so I can show you! I took a photo of my sister and zoomed in on her eyes. I was very influenced by pop art at the time, which is why this piece is in that style. I'm hoping to paint another copy some day so I can give it to Sophie as a gift =)
Next is a project I did whilst I was at University as part of an Art module. We weren't given a theme, and I seem to remember having a huge amount of work to do for other modules at the time of this deadline and saw a pile of shoes in my halls which is where this theme came from. My style had been very controlled up until this module and it was such a nice change to loosen up and be free with my brush strokes.
Here are a few pieces from A level Art
My home reflected in my eye
Quick painted Self Portrait
Pop Art, Fruit themed painting
If anyone else has any old art work, paintings, designs then I would love to showcase them alongside your newest work, it is a fantastic way to see how you have improved or find new themes/techniques you can use in your future work!