The Legendary David Hockney
Updated: Jan 12
I made ‘Wistman Woods’ with David Hockney’s style in mind. I used pencil crayon, watercolour and gouache to paint this piece.
The drawing reminds me of a calm, carefree forest walk since I used bright colours and painted a summer day setting. I took inspiration from it while choosing colours, lines and directions for my strokes. Dots, lines and unblended colours are what makes me think of David Hockney’s art the most, so I made sure to include that.
The viewer was intended to feel some sort of nostalgia and a sense of wonder in this piece. The colours were very effective to achieve this goal. I used bright blues and purples for the shadows, just like David Hockney did. I also tried to focus on warm colours to enhance that vibe. The thing that I wanted to focus on the most was the rocks and moss. Small dotty brush strokes helped me show the direction the moss and trees were growing. I made the background plain so the viewer could focus on the closer objects.