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Natural style / Un style naturel

2012 . 06 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Making an artwork look uniquely your own isn’t as hard all that.

Créer une œuvre d’art avec un look qui est uniquement le vôtre n’est pas si compliqué que ça.


Zebras of both sexes tend to be the same size, which means that they have the same feeding requirements. This allows males and females to forage together in coed groups, an unusual arrangement for ungulates.

To learn more about Crime Against Nature, visit the articles in this section of my blog.


Les zèbres des deux sexes sont de la même taille, et cela veut dire qu’ils ont les mêmes besoins alimentaires. C’est ainsi que les mâles et les femelles vivent ensemble dans des groupes mixtes, ce qui n’est pas normalement le cas parmi les ongulés.

Pour en savoir plus sur Le crime contre la nature, regardez les vidéos dans cette section de mon blog.



two zebras nuzzling

Gwenn Seemel
Uniform (Zebra) / Uniforme (Le zèbre)
2012
acrylic on panel / acrylique sur bois
10 x 10 inches / 25 x 25 centimètres
(detail below / détail plus bas)



painting of two zebras


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(6) Comments / Commentaires: Natural style / Un style naturel

-- Allison -- 2012 . 06 . 07 --

Thanks for this post, as usual! Great video.

I’ve always thought I had a style, but I know I fought this a bit in college, trying to change my style or work with it to figure out how I could come to accept it. My style has naturally changed, as you’ve stated, and continues to evolve with time, the more that I am inspired and push myself conceptually. I agree with you as well, Gwenn, that I’ve never really had to “find” my style, it just came naturally to me. Thanks for reminding me of this!

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-- Gwenn -- 2012 . 06 . 07 --

It’s funny how school causes bigger style shifts or experiments.  I suppose it’s mostly to do with the being surrounded by so many artistic influences, but sometimes I wonder if it doesn’t come from pushy profs trying to prove that they’re really teaching a student something.  I’ve seen way too many artists go into grad school with a developed identity and vision only to come out a mess of maybes and wouldn’t-it-be-cool-ifs…!

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-- Amylee (Paris) -- 2012 . 06 . 27 --

Super ce thème, bravo! Toujours un régale tes vidéos.

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-- Gwenn -- 2012 . 06 . 28 --

Merci Amylee!  T’es gentille!

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-- Jenni Corbett -- 2014 . 02 . 04 --

Hi Gwen.
Have recently discovered your art and your blog through the Abundant Artists. I really appreciated this section from you.
I have only really explored by Art in the last couple of years due to a major depressive episode, and inability to work as a result of that.
I had always loved photography and played with painting and done courses when had a chance. In the last 12 mths have moved to an area with a big input from artists and art groups and had been focusing on trying to develop a traditional style in my art but have developed some cartoon type ‘characters’ as a bit of fun and have had a big response to them. Am gradually coming to accept that this is my style and stopped trying to do more conventional art. Would still like to explore it but no longer feel the pressure to do it to be an “Artist”. Thank you for sharing your journey.

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-- Gwenn -- 2014 . 02 . 04 --

Hooray for finding yourself, Jenni!  That’s not easy with all the noise in our modern world and anyone who does it is half way there.  Bon courage in your journey!

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