Project Development

I have dived right back into using the influence of artists Jean Paul Hugues and Carl Larsson’s  paintings based on my interest of 18th century interiors.

I have created observational studies of features that caught my eye in Hugues and Larsson’s paintings with a loose approach to dip pen and ink drawings. I have also explored the colours that I see in quick studies and timed watercolour paintings. This allowed me to be less judgemental about the work I was creating to sustain the enjoyment in the work.

I love the predominant use of bold red and moss green. The use of colourful settings excites me and homes are picturesque. I sense more character and inspiration from the hand design of wooden furniture that are curvaceous like the human form. It is a very decorated perspective of living and one that I admire in comparison to the use of plastic and metal furniture that has a lot of block shape designs which is something that I regard as less connective with nature and therefore dystopian.

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Dystopian modern interior design example. Solid forms, lifeless, unnatural.
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Painting by Carl Larsson. Flowing/moving forms.
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Loose drawing and painting. Exploring the world of rich colours. The colours take inspiration from flowers – observed connection.

I also love the typical fashion of women as they mainly wore long dresses. This also makes the imagery dreamy.

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I love the entertaining assortment of objects. 
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Author: ellosweetmellon

I am 21 years old and I live in Cardif. My dream is to be a great illustrator that can sell and exhibit my work with pride.

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