Figurative charcoal drawings artist Eddie Ward explains the dynamics between a piece of art and the general wellbeing of the mind.
Growing up in East Sussex, British figurative charcoal drawings artist Eddie Ward developed a vision that sees in the world, what the majority were and are continually blinded to. He discovered his artistry when his dyslexia made him realize he preferred communicating visually, though he had always been good at practical activities.
He has worked commercially as an illustrator and graphic designer for several years alongside setting up a card company with his brother.
Art As a Medicine For The Mind
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Piece of art becoming peace of heart
“In a world out of control, the piece of art that I am working on is the one thing I can control,” Eddie says.
Eddie narrates the feeling of peace he gets from drawing and painting in a quiet place where he can be free from anxieties and worries.
Inspiration and influences
As an artist who has a very detailed and vivid mind, Eddie gets inspiration from several creative people, occurrences and various branches of art including music, film or dance. His artistic style belongs to him as influenced by his perception of the world and the environment he finds himself.
This is due to the fact that he believes it’s important to stay focused on developing your own style as it takes confidence and belief to stick to an idea and see it through.
Ongoing figurative charcoal drawings projects
“Right now and over the last few months, I have been drawing in charcoal. For me, monochrome drawing is a great way to develop visual ideas and concepts,” says Eddie.
An observatory artistic style
Eddie classifies his figurative charcoal drawings style as a close and direct observation of everyday life, with an added touch of reflective wit and invention.
Also, Eddie mentions how subconscious shapes and pattern helps him convey and make sense of his immediate environment.
“Luckily, there is no right or wrong way to do things in art. No good and bad, it’s all down to personal taste and that’s why I love it. If I had to give anyone advice, I would say start making and creating and never stop. You can’t fail because you never finished, and that’s something all the great artists have in common.”
To see Eddie’s latest drawings, visit Saatchi Art >
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