While some artists stick to one type of art, on occasion, we find people who work in several forms. Sydney A is such a person.
I first came across her work with ink and color drawings and I can assure you that her talent is impressive. The detail, color and style she displays in her work is something special.
Here are some samples:
As she states it in her own words:
“I’ve been practicing since I was little, and I took some art classes in junior high and high school. After I found out I was allergic to the paints I preferred to use, I switched over to black and white ink, and now I use colored ink as my preferred medium. While I will also do pencil crayon drawings upon request, they aren’t as good as the ink ones and tend to take longer.”
But her skill set doesn’t stop with drawing. She also has a talent for photography and tends to focus her skills on nature and wildlife.
I encourage you to check out her work for yourself.
I’d be willing to guess that when you think of the color gray, it brings up ideas of groom, boredom and other rather negative concepts. But, if you stop and thing about the color itself for a moment, you might be surprised and intrigued.
Let’s break it down from a creative perspective.
What is gray in its essence? It is a basic combination of two colors, white and black. Sure, everybody knows that. But, did you ever ponder what happens when you combine those two?
White = The presence of all colors in one.
Black = The absence of all color.
In combining these two, gray has the unusual quality of being both all colors and no colors at once!
What do you think of that?
Now that the temperatures are getting milder and the weather is more compliant, there are a lot more options to do model and portrait photography outdoors. But sometimes, you will still want to utilize an indoor location. If you don’t have one of your own, and don’t have the resources to pay to rent a fully set-up location, here are a few creative ideas that might work.
While you will always want to be sure to ask management, many stores will allow you to shoot photos as long as you aren’t a disruption for customers. I know someone who recently shot a model at major craft retailer Michael’s. I’ve also come across some shots done in a Lowe’s Home Improvement Store.
These areas can allow for a sophisticated and intellectual feel in your shots and so long as you aren’t doing anything inappropriate or making a lot of noise, there are usually a lot of empty areas that nobody will mind if you use.
Subway Stations, Bus Stations, Train Stations, oh my. These spaces can give you a candid vibe and often have interesting (but sometimes challenging) lighting.
Easy to access most of the time, free to hang around, often empty.
If you don’t know Thomas Blancard yet, you’ll want to after seeing this incredible piece of video. He’s a talented film director that has even had his work featured in a commercial for the latest iPhone!
What happens when you mix paint, oil and liquid soap? This video shows the wonderfully stunning result.
Your truth echos
In the ever gentle breeze
With each September Recurring
Preserving what is free
Your names etched
Deep into hardened stone
Saving lives of many
In sacrificing your own
Now who could ask for more?
Love truly crushing hate
With colors flying proudly
As they accepted fate
We owe you so much
A debt we cannot repay
For the selfless acts of courage
On that late summer day
If you have’t heard of this young lady, you really need to discover her talent. This video will show you just what she does: