This is what I am asking myself. I have illustrated several books. Six books in fact. All of which have a whimsical sort of style to them. I am now working on a project, and what do you know, the style is more realistic. I sometimes questions why? I actually do not know. You say, your the artist make it how you want. That is true, but sometimes no matter what we want some projects insist of being painted a certain way. I wonder is it my attitude toward the story? I am not sure. The painting above is a character in a project I am working on titled...Why Dogs Are. I think it is a beautiful painting, but I am interested in the fact that the paintings are much more realistic. Some thoughts on that matter.
1. As an artist realism comes easy to me.
Am I reverting back to what is comfortable?
2. I actually strive as a artist to paint looser and less realistic.
Hmmm....didn't achieve that here.
3. Will I change it?
At this point no. Still thinking about it.
Someone recently told me that to have a great idea you create several, then you reach beyond what is comfortable. Then and there you get a good idea.
So in my head I wonder is whimsical comfortable since that is what I have illustrated all my other books in, or is this comfortable because it comes easy?
Any input is appreciated. Leave me a comment.
It really isn't good if you ask the questions and answer them. ha!