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Classical Drawing Sketch 1 - Stiffy Art

Classical drawing

Over the past few months, I have been actively developing my classical drawing skills. It has been a very intense journey so far with various results, some I’m more pleased with and some ended up in a bin. However, it is a journey which I have been enjoying regardless. Here are a couple of examples [...]

William de Kooning inspired - Stiffy Art

Artist influences vol. 3 – William de Kooning

William de Kooning is quite an interesting artist who I have come across. His work seems to be almost ‘child-like’, but there is something that really resonated with me. Although here is an artwork which started with inspiration from de Kooning, but in the end it became something completely different. It looks almost like a [...]

Rauschenberg inspired - Stiffy Art

Artist influences vol. 4 – Robert Rauschenberg

Now this is something really interesting as I haven’t heard about this artist Robert Rauschenberg before, but I was guided towards his work and I’m hugely impressed. His portfolio is super diverse, however it has introduced me the possibility of using found objects on my artworks. It is like a mix between collage and assemblage. This [...]

Richter inspired - Stify Art

Artist influences vol. 2 – Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter is German artist who is famous for his hyper realistic and abstract paintings. I was mostly inspired by his abstracts. Especially, how he manipulates the canvas using squeegee and creates the movement on canvas by dragging it across fresh paint. Again, I used just handful of colours to make sure that I will [...]

Van Gogh inspiration - Stiffy Art

Artist influences vol 1. – Vincent van Gogh

As with any artist, I’m very inspired by different masters. One of them is Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. I’m particularly motivated by his visible short brushstrokes as well as his colour schemes. Here is my work inspired by his work (on the right). When I saw his Starry Night Over the Rhône  it reminded [...]

Colour wheel and using different brushstrokes Various brushstrokes series - Stiffy Art

Colour wheel and using different brushstrokes

After the monochrome exercise (which I actually quite enjoyed in the end), I got an opportunity to go back to colours. Not as many as I would normally go for (I was restricted to 3 plus black and white), but still. Here are some of my sketches. I experimented with different brushes and sizes as [...]

Monochrome Works - Brush strokes series - Stiffy Art

Monochrome works

If you have browsed my Abstract and Expressionism portfolio, then you know that I LOVE multiple colours, the more the better!! Well, this joy didn’t last long, when I was challenged to create monochrome art. You probably think that it is really easy – just focus on one colour. But if you are like me [...]

Classical Development Still life series - Stiffy Art

Classical development

Now, each art student will tell you that they have packed numerous hours of still life drawing under their belt. And I bet not one of them enjoyed every single second of it. Well, I’m no exception.  Here are just a couple of examples, but believe me, I’ve been ‘suffering’ for many-many more hours with [...]

All Backgrounds - Stiffy Art

Development of backgrounds

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m very particular how I treat my background, middle ground and foreground. Here are some samples from my sketchbook. I’m interested how different colours react with each other and what is the result I achieve when layering all these colours up. Once I finish a piece, you rarely [...]

All flowers - Stiffy Art

Start of the Abstract

I’m sure you have seen my floral work, which I’ve gathered under Abstract section of my portfolio. As with everything, these didn’t look like this right away at the beginning. Here you can see the development of my work – from the very traditional sketches to more recognisable style. I experimented with different flower images, [...]

Umbrella series - Stiffy Art

First developments – Umbrella series

I started properly creating art in 2018 and from the start I was drawn to vivid colours. Initially, I started with illustrative pieces. I was just discovering painting and was exploring what I can achieve with various colour combinations. Here is my first set of works: Umbrella series. I did do quite a few sketches [...]