Assimilating the natural artist

I've mentioned before, but I never got into art 'naturally'.

Kids doing art

I didn't grow up admiring artists on the internet. I didn't 'feel' much emotion by looking at static colourful images. Nor did I feel like I was expressing myself by putting paint on the canvas.

 13 year old me didn't feel any inner consciousness when looking at this painting.

13 year old me didn't feel any inner consciousness when looking at this painting.

Therefore, I didn't acquire many attributes the average concept artist takes for granted.
 Attributes such as detailing, form, shapes, and indication do not come 'naturally' to me.

 See drawn details didn't interest me as a kid... Actually it still doesn't interest me now!

See drawn details didn't interest me as a kid...
Actually it still doesn't interest me now!

So in learning art, I had to learn things the 'natural artist' takes for granted.

 One of the first times I've learnt to a proper 'study'

One of the first times I've learnt to a proper 'study'

I think it's safe to say the 'natural artist' likes to copy images or reality. It's fun for them to see how close they can get.

The closer the artist gets to their target copy, the better. When it's 100% photorealistic to their eye- they win! It's like a game.

Playing this game gives enjoyment to the artist.

art the game

However, as a 'non natural artist', I had never played this game.

Doing art for me was 100% 'brute forced'.

So discovering the 'copy image' game is a big deal for me! It's made art so much more enjoyable. I finally understand how you can sit for hours on end doing art.

Yay!

 Yeah! I understand how to have fun with art!

Yeah! I understand how to have fun with art!

I'm actually surprised on how far I've been able to get without doing studies.

If you don't already do studies (i.e. copying images), I highly recommend it!

There is a system in the way you do studies, and things to pay understand when you play the game. But, that information is for another blog post.

'Till next time!

Keep Arting!

-Mark


*note 'art' in this blog is based on the realism art.