After practiseing for what feels like an eternity, 2014 is finally the year that I will be turning my love of art into a full-time career. And I will be showing my work to the artworld and exhibiting my work at local galleries for the very first time. My first real group exhibition is actually this Friday the 10th Jan and I'm exhibiting 3 of my drawings ' Despair', 'Sikh Warrior' and 'Alfred'. All of which I had done specifically for this exhibition, but I had kept it quite until I got conformation on some bigger news.
Which is that after waiting what felt like forever I finally got the amazing news today that a proposal i put forward for my own 'solo exhibition' has been accepted. It took the commitee at the gallery (which is local and funded by the council) nearly 5 months to come to a decision as they don't normally allow amateur artists to do a solo exhibition, as i have not even exhibited yet and have not even turned proffesional. But i gave them a very in-depth plan and was very persistent and also showed them my work in person and they seemed impressed, so they finally decided to give me a chance.
It will be in August this year and i will be exhibiting 17-18 of my drawings and will have the whole gallery to myself which will run for a whole month. The theme of the exhibition will be 'Emotions', so most of my drawings from now on will explore this subject. But I will also be doing some drawings on my own 'Sikh' heritage throughout the year to as I have plans for those drawings to.
I've got one drawing I'm going to do for my local temple first for good luck (not sure if i'll post it on DA). And then I will go full steam ahead and start to prepare for my exhibition in august.
New Exhibitions and help on 'TITLES' for drawings
I've had confirmation that I will be having a further 2 'solo' exhibitions' this year that's on top of the one that I'm having in August(20-22 drawings per show). Plus a smaller group exhibition in March this year which is great news. Although this is great, i will be very busy preparing. The details are below: 'Solo' Exhibitions 'Winns Gallery' in Walthamstow - solo show exhibiting all of my artwork. The 1-5 April 2014 'Stone Space gallery' in Leytonstone - Solo show on 'emotions' artwork. August 2014 for 4 weeks 'Winns Gallery' in Walthamstow - Solo show exhibiting my 'Sikh' artwork only. The 2-16 November 2014 As you can see 2 of my
TIPS AND ADVICE
Over the last few weeks I’ve been getting lots of requests for tips and advice. So I thought instead of answering each one I will give an overall guide to what I’ve learnt over the last year using graphite. And some of the things I’m going to say may sound very obvious but I’m trying to cater for artists of all levels so just ignore the bits you already know (I apologise for how long this is). But before I go on I must point out though, that I am no expert and this is just what I’ve found works for me so may not work for everyone. And I have only really started getting used to using graphite pencils recently, a
My first ever 'DAILY DEVIATION'
Today I received my first ever daily deviation for my 'astronaut' drawing here http://fav.me/d6s7fr0. For anyone who has not seen it for a while I made quite a few changes to it, by adding stars in the background and giving it allot more shadows and darks. But i'm really over the moon (no pun intended XD) for receiving it, as I've been wishing i'd get a DD since joining last year, and to be honest I had actually given up a few months ago. So getting this one out of the blue really feels amazing and all the hard work i've done to push myself feels worth while. And I also want to say a big thanks to all my watchers who support me through the
'HYPER-REALSIM' target update/ New Techniques
Just to let any of my new watchers know, in May 2013 I set myself a target of 'May 2014' to hit the very ambitious goal o f becoming a 'Hyperrealist' artist. If I do miss this target as it is going to be pretty tough, I have no doubt I will definitely hit my goal of being a 'hyperrealist' artist at some point even if it kills me. And In mid august I made the tough decision to start using charcoal (which i hated at first) and 'cartridge paper' instead of 'bristol board' with graphite. This was definitely the right decision, as there was no way I could achieve the deep non reflective blacks with just graphite. But after a few weeks of progress
It's so amazing to hear that another artist is getting such an amazing opportunity to live their passion... Mad props to you dude and you really deserve it... Have fun every minute of it and best of luck!
A very big CONGRATS and I wish you the best of LUCK and a TON of success with what lies ahead for you. You are an artist who DESERVES this. These people are going to be BLOWN away by what they are going to see. I just wish I was there to witness this. Keep us in the loop and make sure to take pictures when this all goes down. I would love to see how it turned out. This is AWESOME news bud!! Take care!!