To the art of writing. A picture may speak a thousand words, however, your drawing/ painting may not always speak for itself.
As an artist, I do things a little backwards. I first search for inspiration, scribble ideas and finally work on the final piece, without naming or giving it a description. At times it will take me days trying to give my work a name. The last thing I want to do is be lazy and call them by numbers “artwork 2′. That won’t do.
Apart from a title, art needs a visual story that captures imaginations, evokes powerful and harmonious thoughts. Don’t need to write a monograph, just a short and sweet description that accompanies the artwork.
To write my visual descriptions, here are a few tips I followed.
- Bullet pointed facts from the pencilled ideas to the final outcome.
- I tried to write in a storytelling manner.
- I researched other artists for helpful tips.
- I presented my work to my friends and tapped into their senses.
- I turned to the dictionary for descriptive words that captivated thoughts.
Moroccan Spice: Moroccan Spice transforms into a vibrant, exotic bazaar, set in the alleys and passages of Marrakech. The bazaars are brimming with multicoloured spices of all flavours ready to take in your senses.
Five Layers of Purple: Five layers of purple is a chic, versatile piece, set around a shade that was once the 80s trendiest colour. Today purple is making its innovative mark by pairing up with intricate motifs.
Midnight Blush: There are always two sides to every story and blushful night covers them both. A couple of strong, opposite colours have come together to indulge in the secrets of the night. Black grounds pink and gives it a little glamorous edge.
Crushed Jewels: It’s like lifting the lid of an old wooden treasure to find stunning fragments of crushed jewels; Ruby, jade and emerald. Strong, bold hues that add an uplifting touch of opulence.
Classic Clusters: The mixture of striking colours from deep turquoise and ruby reds transforms classic clusters into a trove of precious patterns.