Do you create art that is more narrative or conceptual? I usually create art based on a story, but this painting was a change for me. I chose to focus more on images that conveyed ideas, and it was a workout for my brain.
Drawing and Idea
I started this piece knowing I wanted to create something beautiful and little fantastic. I knew I wanted the girl’s face to be the focal point of the image and that the things around her would support the idea that we all have a Divine Godlike Nature that is an important part of who we are.
I found this image of the girl’s face and felt like it conveyed the confidence of someone who knows who they are, and conveyed the idea of Divine Nature in her eyes and expression. I added some of the other elements around her to support the idea. I added doves because traditionally they are used to represent God, flowers because they are pretty and blue because the Young Women Value Divine Nature is represented by blue in my church.
I struggled to try to make sure the doves with the super light value didn’t compete with the face. I also would have liked to have more imagery to support the main idea but overall I feel good about the result.
You can watch me paint the image in this video.
Conceptual Art Divine Nature Speedpaint
What do you think, is the painting successful? Do you think of yourself as a conceptual artist or a narrative artist?