Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oscar

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde


I am not sure I agree with Oscar completely on this one but it was fairly appropriate for this post. I used to struggle with the fact that I feel I have no definitive "style" but now I am OK with not feeling tied down to one particular way to work. I suppose I will spend the rest of my creative life figuring out which way to draw what is in my head.

9 comments:

Margarts said...

I used to think the same thing when I was younger but as it turned out it was my ability to change my style that has allowed me to make my living as a artist for 30+ years. You might be surprised how enviable a talent you have to be able to jump from style to style, medium to medium, not to mention the inspiration you are to your students. PS. I love the drawing!

Callan's Sketchblog said...

Love the drawing- there's never enough Oscar art in my opinion- and the texture is really great; was the brush pen almost dried out?
As far as the style thing, I think its like being an actor- there are those who specialize in one particular type of role, and there are those who have a wide range, and I think you're one of the latter. Regardless of the medium or approach, there's always something about your work thats recognizably you. :D

Ricardo said...

Peter...I hate you...

This is ridiculous, I thought it was an etching or monoprint. Turns out it's just brush pen. You never seize to impress.

Drawing by itself is amazing, as always.

Patrick Costa said...

I don't know about anyone else but I think you definitely have a style. I'm pretty confident that I could spot a work by Peter Emmerich amongst the work of other artists any day.

R.Dress said...

Hey Peter,

Ohhh my lord this one's a beaut. Me too I feel the same way.
R

www.kathypride.com said...

Hi Peter,

Would you believe an incredibly lovely and caring friend sent me the link to your blog and particularly the post about my dad. Life is a bit out of control at the moment...I love the caricature you did of him...do you know where the works are that you posted on your site? I am collecting my own list to make sure things go as they should...Thanks so much for your kind words about him. I came in to the Society of Illustrators show opening last Friday and met so many lovely people. I look forward to knowing you better, and I believe we can help eachother know my wonderful dad better.

I blog at www.kathypride.com; the blog is on the homepage.

I so enjoyed meeting you at FIT and will see you soon at the service.

Kathy, Dick's daughter.

Stephen Gardner said...

I love this drawing!

A. Krokus said...

AGGGH. This is SO cool. Like...GAH.

Alina Chau said...

Love the style!