After visiting Hockney's exhibition at Salt Mills, I was interested to see if I could duplicate his technique on my tablet. The tools I would need would be slightly different than the ones I use for my figurative work but using them would be a challenge.
Using some of the images I have collected over the last few months, I chose a few that would be suitable. The hardest part was simplifying my technique to reflect the style I wanted. I tend to keep my work fairly realistic; this was going to be a interesting!
I was pleased with my first attempt and took it to show Sue. To my surprise she thought it was one of Hockney's pictures I had downloaded.
This was a pleasing first attempt so I decided to do a few more. This style of working proved to be quite quick and I was pleased with the end results. If I wanted to continue, I would have to explore more of the effects available on the program I used, which was Sketchbook Pro. As I use an android tablet and Hockney uses an iPad, the program is slightly different. Below are my next attempts.
Although I enjoyed the experience, I feel that I am just copying his style and that it would be hard to escape his originality, as the results are dictated to by the program. It has certainly given me something to think about and I have to admit that I enjoyed the process.
Maybe, I will look to develop my own style from this in future.