Saturday, 28 February 2015

FKA TWIGS!

Over the past few months I have been constantly listening to FKA Twigs' music. Her music is very angelic and sexy and weird! I have never heard anything like it. She is extremely talented. She started her career of as a dancer, she now also sings, directs her music videos and produces her own music! If you have not heard of FKA Twigs, Ima hook you up. Here is a few of my favourites by her.




So, What do you think of her music? Too weird? Good? Let me know in the comments.
Amber x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

MY PHOTOGRAPHY


Amber x

SAMIR MONDAL PASTICHE

Samir Mondal is an amazing watercolour painter, He is one of the most successful watercolour painters in India. The thing that is so special and unique about Samir Mondal is that he uses watercolours and makes them look so vibrant and similar to acrylics. I found his work to be very mysterious and sexy and decided to do a pastiche of his work for an art project in college.
The first piece is Banalata, you can see the original by clicking here. I found it really difficult to paint this for two reasons, 1. I rarely ever paint and 2. Look at it, it looks difficult! I drew an initial sketch and went straight in with acrylic paints. I used acrylics so it could be vibrant like the original, I tested the watercolours and they were no where near as bright as the original.
Here is my pastiche.
The second piece I could not find a name for so lets call it anon, you can see the original by clicking here. This piece again was so hard for my to recreate for the same reasons but also because I was copying it from a computer on a tiny desk which isn't the best.
Here is my second pastiche
You can see some more of Samir Mondal's work at www.samirmondal.com
You can also check out my instagram @AmbersHabits for more of my artwork
Amber x

Saturday, 21 February 2015

FINE ART DEGREE?

"Should I do a Fine Art Degree or something that will make me seem smart and get me loads of money, like a degree in medicine or law".- said every fine artist ever!
This question has been on my mind a lot lately. I start uni in September (7 months to go), but I'm still yet to decide whether to do something that I like (Fine Art) or do something that my parents and family and teachers and future employers prefer (Psychology/ Law). I love art but I'm not encouraged to study it at a higher level because it isn't seen as a "proper"/ "recognised" degree, even though for me, and probably all art students, it is the most challenging subject I have ever done. I have learnt so many valuable and transferable skills from GCSE and A'Level Art that I want to expand on..


Quote of the day- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life".
Amber x