O.k. I would really appreciate some help here. I’ve been dealing with this problem for quite a time now, bother different artists with questions, tried many things to see where I feel most comfortable … Yes, I do have style issues.
I like many styles, I do feel comfortable doing designs in many techniques and many styles. I love ornaments and ethnic stuff, love naive patterns and simple decorative icons. But in the other hand I rediscover my lof for illustrations and painting. As I am still at home with my kids I decided to try many things and I tried mixed media and collaging as well and – yes- I loved it!
And I got really many different ansewers when I asked if it’s better to have only one style or is it better to have several if you want to offer them for licensing. Maybe the most useful one came from artist friend Paula who said that it is good to be versatile and have more than one style as long as you have a nice, well rounded collection in each style. I also liked Matis one that it’s ALWAYS good to explore, but to establish yourself as an artist, you need to generally have 1-3 distinctive styles that people recognize as yours. Hm, do you see why I am becoming a little bit comfused here. Any help and advice vould be appriciated.
So is it good to have different styles in different mediums and motives or is it better to stick with one or two? What do you think?