Erica’s technique is strongly influenced by Italian old masters, especially the Mannerists and the Baroque female school from Bologna. She is self-taught and has learned her skills from books written in the Renaissance and Baroque era. She counts as her masters Leonardo, Lavinia Fontana, Bronzino.
How did you get so good at drawing? Did you take classes or are you self-taught?
Aw! Anon haha thank you, well I was mostly self taught, except for my anatomy studies, I used to pick some of my favourite artists and try to imitate their style, and so I realized I had terrible anatomy.
It actually became my favourite thing, anatomy I mean, I really enjoyed to draw bodies, a year or so ago, my uncle gave me a spot in an anatomy art class at the school he reaches art at. And that also made me get even better with anatomy. When I entered college classes w models were always my fav.
My style developed from scratch after I went pass from my anime years, since I never really fully liked anime that looked cute honestly, my interests went more to a more badass/black ink shades kinda style, and well my favourite artist was a huge inspiration for me as well, you could say trying to accomplish something close to his style helped me develop my own style!
#herostatus 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.
Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.
Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen (1986) “is a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner. Henrik explores the dark sides of life, nihilism, existentialism, longing and loneliness, juxtaposed with fragile beauty. The atmosphere in his subject matter is often presented in a dream or limbo-like state, with elements of surrealism. His focus on atmospheres rather than narratives and realism leaves his painting open for many interpretations.”
Self-taught photographer Zeren Badar describes his latest photography project, Accident Series as “rich, conceptual, sensual and anti-formal” turning “pre-existing works of art into Duchampian ready-mades”. Indeed he is exploring his Dada influences with a peculiar combination of photography, painting & collage. These collages are made with found objects, covered in food, laced in strong shadows and layering effects to give a three dimensional sense to his work.
Badar hopes these copies of old masters paintings will evoke the viewers memory. The artist explains, “By using unexpected juxtapositions of objects, I try to create ambiguity and pull viewers attention deeper into my photographs.”
*Zeren Badar is a self-taught photographer who lives currently in NYC. He is originally from Turkey. He is obsessed with art. He enjoys long walks all around Manhattan and take long breaks at art shows.
I’ll probably get hate for this but I’ve been making these little rivamika fanart comics. I have a few more that I’ll post when theyre finished. Sooooooo yeah…. I call this one “Why Rivamika isn’t canon yet”… because levi’s shy and mikasa’s… clueless? Idk XD okay I’ll release the other rivamika comics i drew asap:)