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Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists by Carla Sonheim

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UNIT 3

Inspired by famous Artists

WE ALL LONG TO HAVE A STYLE that is fully our own. We want to find our voice and develop a hallmark look that is unique. But how do we get there?

One artist likened the process to a sausage grinder . . . all of your experiences, interests, tastes, and influences will be ground up, and out will come your art, your style. Try not to think about it too much and just start making lots of art!

One ingredient to throw into your sausage grinder is your interest in the work of other artists. In his later years Picasso did a series of paintings based on the works of Rembrandt; Rembrandt himself was deeply influenced by sixteenth-century Venetian painting, especially Titian; Titian was trained in the studio of Giovanni ...

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