Tips for creating dark art
I have heard many people's opinions about dark art. What defines it? What's it's main features? There is many who think they create dark art, but others who tell them THAT isn't what dark art is. But is that fair? Is it up to us to decide what dark art is OR is it something we need to feel. Something that comes to every human in need and offers a cold a dark reality of comfort. Here are the opinions of some dark artists...
"Go beyond the cliché and open your mind. People think creating something dark means you have to stick to cemeteries, goth chicks, and muted tones, which is false! Embrace colour in your dark work. Use your emotions and use your art to explore the darker side of your soul. I have found some of my darkest pieces came from me sitting outside in the sunshine and simply remembering something. Such as how the sun no longer can be felt by my departed loved ones. That simple moment of remembrance and emotion sparks many ideas and none of them end with muted tones, a cemetery, or a cliché." - breerothman
"Try different things and experiment. Take clichés and revolutionize them. More than anything I believe "dark" is a feeling, not a certain look. It's an uneasy, or sinister feeling. A feeling like something is very wrong. Try and convey that feeling, or create something that will make the viewer feel that feeling. Don't get caught up on certain colours, or other things like that. You'll only limit yourself, and your art." - AbbeyMarie
" I can teach anybody how to draw, I can even teach you to draw a scull. But the emotion you give to that scull needs to come from within you. What I am trying to say is that dark art is something you need to feel. We can tell you for hours about what dark art is, but in the end it's something only some see the beauty in. If you can see the beauty being dark and horror and macabre things, you have what it takes to create dark art." - TriZiana