Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Re-Run: Drawing Like Yourself & Learning From Copying

For the start of 2016 I need to put my Blog on hiatus. This is due to a combination of reasons: not having material I can currently share to post about, being behind on important projects & unable to dedicate the time to develop new posts, and some personal/life things going on with the health of my Mother.

I will return to regular posting with process, tutorials, insights, advice, behind the scenes, stuff from the vault, and more before summer or hopefully sooner.
In the meantime, over the course of the hiatus, I've decided that each week in place of a new post, I'd link back to one of my favorite posts over the past 9 years of me updating this blog. Think of it as a greatest hits re-run on something you may have missed in that time. (And you can visit past posts anytime using the Blog Index: http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2013/12/blog-index.html)

These two "advice" posts I use as the basis for my most successful slideshow talk & presentation. The meat of these posts is to emulate and study and idolize your artistic heroes for a period of your development, but to allow yourself to become your own artist by using the underlying ideas of their work (not just the surface stuff) and become something new that has roots and foundations in your inspirations while at the same time being an imitation of no one.

The full Drawing Like Yourself post can be found here: http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2012/02/drawing-like-yourself-yesterday-on.html

And the full Learning from Copying post can be found here: http://davidpetersen.blogspot.com/2012/09/learning-from-copying-these-mostly.html

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