Last week I shared some of my sketches from Barcelona and some watercolor hearts I made inspired by the colors and shapes of Antoni Gaudi. This week, I finished this heart which also reflects Gaudi's shapes - so much of his work looks like dripping wax. I also made this stylized bird in Gaudi's style:
The mask reflects the masks which appear on one of Gaudi's apartment buildings. I enjoyed playing around with Gaudi's style so much that I tried to channel it in an art journal page and came up with this:
It incorporates textures which I think are reminiscent of Gaudi, as well as wonky architecture, feelings of community, melting colors and a nod to the nontraditional/challenging of conventions. I'm quite pleased with it.
It's been fun to play in the style of a new artist. Have you tried that lately? Who would you channel if you could?
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