Last year I decided to dabble in watercolours (now one of my favourite media!) My first attempt was to copy the tree.
I really liked how the watercolours allowed the leaves to take on different hues and shades. They definitely came to life more than I had imagined. I was definitely hooked on watercolours from then on!
|My imitation of the perfect tree. It definitely pales in comparison, yet when viewed on its own it has a voice.|
This afternoon I decided to re-create the image again using crayons. I had a lightly coloured background and took different shades of green and brown to create my tree.
When I look at my own trees in my art journal, I like them a lot! In fact, I think they look pretty awesome for their own reasons.
It's only when I put them up against the inspiration piece that I get grumbly and discouraged.
What do you think about art imitation?