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Old 06-13-2019, 03:33 AM
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What Style is This?

I found the most fabulous young artist and adore her work.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJaugBZgqup/

She works with acrylic and ink and also watercolour and ink as in the picture linked above.

I absolutely love the way she uses colour!

How would you describe her style? It is almost playful. And her drawings are simplistic.

I am not so much interested in drawing and painting like the old masters but more in this playful way, at least I think so.i really don’t know my style yet but this does appeal to me.

If I can describe her style, maybe I can find other artists who draw/paint in this way.

All comments welcomed. 😀
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:51 AM
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Re: What Style is This?

I would call that.. cartoon, very bright and cheerful. art like this used to be common in children book...

well, the artiest that i know who paint this way are... Teoh Yi Chie, Shoo Rayner, Becca Hillburn and Kasey Golden.

Teoh Yi Chie are more grounded, but still cartoon like.
Shoo Rayner and Kasey Golden are both cartoon artiest.
Becca Hillburn are cartoon-manga illustrator hybrid.

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Old 06-13-2019, 03:58 AM
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Re: What Style is This?

Yes, all her paintings are bright and cheerful and I love that. More paintings below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgj3Yt0Fkb3/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BV94o66DEm_/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPmeJFkDoz1/

Oh, how I wish I could do this!

I didn’t think about it being cartoonish but indeed it is. She draws/ paints trees in such a unique way.

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Old 06-13-2019, 10:18 AM
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Re: What Style is This?

I would call it "whimsical." It made me think of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzzQdQVpFec

Karin's first video was more traditional watercolour, but her second, previewed above seemed more whimsical.

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Re: What Style is This?

I notice quite a few of the watercolour tutors on Skillshare use this style. Makes me think of greeting cards, children’s room decor and other things ‘sweet’ and illustrative.

It has the advantages of being quite an approachable and achievable style to learn, and a chance to indulge in being a colourista and worry too much about mixing or wet-in-wet techniques.

If you want to see a version of this style, but more washy (less vibrant), look up Danielle Donaldson and Jane Davenport. I’ve started a thread here on their style this week, called ‘Help me construct a niche palette’.
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Hi Monichetta. Thanks for replying.

I have been reading your other thread and i am not sure these are the same types of painting. On the other hand, perhaps they are and it is just that the subject matter is different. I would like to do landscapes or buildings (similar to those Natasha has done) using colours and style similar to hers.

You gave made me consider what colours I should keep in my palette, so I would appreciate any and all suggestions about specific colours.

I am going to use an A5 sketchbook to begin with and use ink and watercolour. I am lousy at drawing but I think this style might help get me around that.

So all colour suggestions are welcome! 😊

ETA And lo and behold! I have found yet another artist whose style I wish I could mimic - similar I think to Natasha Phillips but with more muted colours.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BykxZQ9n-Td/

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Re: What Style is This?

Have a look at Peter Sheeler as well.
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Re: What Style is This?

While on vacation last week I ran across the same style in an artist community near Mesquite, Nevada:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1467102

The gallery owner I talked to about these paintings said they locally did not know the real style name so they called it “Bright Crayon”. She said they sold quickly because people wanted to create a “festive” mood in their lodgings and these paintings fit that description.
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