“It’s not so much about having a lot of different styles. It’s about being able to pull off a style. When you have 15 styles in your portfolio, you have to be able to execute them all.”—Christoph Niemann
There’s a Feininger retrospective on right now at the Museé de Beaux Arts here in Montreal. I checked it out yesterday and it is so amazing. Go see it if you’re in town.
Reading about these Bauhaus guys has led me to Kandinsky’s treatise,
and the associated colour theories of Klee and Itten and Delaunay, which I think is starting to give me a stronger understanding of colour. Above is a little watercolour sketch I did inspired by these guys. You can read the Kandinsky book for free here. Warning: It will make you yearn for a time when people believed in things.
I also just discovered this great illustration podcast, I think I’ve seen it on Drawn before but I quickly forgot about it. I’ve only listened to two episodes but they were fantastic and full of great practical advice.