August 2, 2010 § 1 Comment
For the past couple of years I have been playing around with a new style. I’ve noticed more of a flat graphic look out there, very attractive and apparently popular with the art directors. I don’t want to jump on the “me too” band wagon but I would like to incorporate certain aspects of the style into my own watercolor work. Here are a few samples of what I’ve been doing.
This image was the beginning of a change to a new direction. I stylized the hair and flattened her dress. She still looks a little realistic but it was a start.
A couple more pieces along the lines of what I was attempting to do. Some of the shapes are becoming more graphic.
This is the painting that really started to turn the corner with respect to what I was trying to accomplish. Flat color and simple decorative patterns. The idea is to develop it and keep it consistent.