I have been working on the animal series for a couple of months now, and I'm always amazed at how much my technique has changed. I am spending more time and effort on learning new techniques, from technique videos, professional artists process videos, copying old masters and from spending time just going back to basics (tone, form, perspective etc.)
Today I had to write an Artists' Bio and process statement. The animals series were the focus of the process statement, and since I've not done one for a while, I took a fair amount of time on it. I researched and found good artists' and academic websites dealing writing and self promotion. I recommend looking at others for how to structure both the bio and process statements. One site I found to be informative: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/7483.asp
Here they focus on intent and say when you're working on a piece or series, be able to really sell the 'why":
Consider asking yourself these questions:
What am I doing?
How am I doing it?
Why am I doing it?
What influences me most?
How does my art relate to the art of my contemporaries?
What do I want other people to understand about my art?
Am I unwilling to discuss any aspects of my work? If so, why?
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I found that my views on why I chose the animal subject matter and technique had matured/evolved. Creatively, it's lead me to more and more ideas, which I've put into the Visual Diary for future projects.
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Tanya is a traditional and digital artist, living in Brisbane and inspired by all that is 'Art'.