More artwork was completed recently as part of a 30 day challenge.
I use the sktchy app, on which artists share inspiration photos, then create artwork based on their and other peoples photos. It's a great community that provides lot of inspiration and feedback. I couldn't resist jumping in on their 30 challenge where the artists work with daily themes sktchy provides.
The piece above was created for the theme "minimalism". For that theme I just couldn't do a drawing...that would feel too fussy to me. So, instead I took an inspiration photo of a man with his head down on a desk and reinterpreted it as this box. I felt it was a perfect representation.
I did the piece above for critique because I've felt like that after a critique before, ha ha ha. I enjoy using the chalkboard both the technique and the concept. I posed questions for the community about the use of it and if it's working for the viewer. I got fantastic responses that were very helpful. Unfortunately, I flew out of town that day and didn't get to return the favor by critique other artists work. I hope to jump back into that days work and give other artists feedback.
I was out of town for the next few so they are simple pencil drawings in a sketchbook and the photography isn't the best. For the prompt of handwriting I did a portrait of my son. That day was his birthday and he is dyslexic/dysgraphic. Handwriting is challenging for him so I wanted to recognize him and others to overcome similar challenges.
The theme for the piece above was storytelling. I really wanted to create a piece that had similar narrative qualities as Cindy Sherman's work but just didn't see any inspiration image that captured my attention. I also didn't want to get lost drawing still life items as props. So instead I decided to tell a story through the figures. I found these two images separately then added them together to make a new composition and story between the figures.