We would like our students to create an abstract artwork inspired by elements of nature using any medium of your choice. Embrace the beauty, patterns, colours, and textures found in the natural world and translate them into a unique and expressive abstract representation.
Spend some time exploring the aspects of nature that intrigue you. Look for inspiration in landscapes, flora, fauna, geological formations, weather patterns, or even microscopic views.
Abstract art often focuses on simplifying complex subjects into basic shapes, lines, and forms. Consider reducing natural elements into their core shapes or lines, stripping away unnecessary details. This simplification will help you convey the essence of nature in an abstract manner.
Nature offers a wide range of colours and hues to draw inspiration from. Explore both realistic and imaginative colour palettes to evoke different emotions or atmospheres. Play with bold, vibrant colours for a dynamic representation or muted tones for a more tranquil and serene feel. Experiment with different colour combinations to create visual interest and balance within your artwork.
Nature is filled with interesting textures and patterns. Incorporate these elements into your abstract artwork to add depth and visual appeal. Experiment with various techniques such as layering, stippling, splattering, or creating textural effects with different materials like sand, fabric, or found objects.
Use expressive brushwork, mark making, or other unconventional techniques to convey the energy and movement found in nature. Experiment with different brush sizes, strokes, or even palette knives to create a sense of rhythm, flow, and spontaneity within your artwork.
Pay attention to the overall composition of your artwork. Consider the placement of shapes, lines, and forms to create a balanced and visually engaging composition. Most of all have fun and we cant wait to see what you all come up with next week!
The idea of these challenges is to help students improve their skills by drawing, painting and creating regularly.
So try to submit work that you have created specifically for the challenge – or course work you are currently creating for your art course. Sometimes our challenge themes cross over with what students are learning. Our challenges are great practive for your coursework too!
Remember to submit your artwork to us via email if you would like it posted on our blog next week.
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