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Hello,

I do UAL VisCom, my summer project is to write an artist manifesto. We're expected to talk about the meaning of our art, the message we want to spread and our art style.

I do digital portraits, nothing exciting and no style to them. I've been doing art since childhood and I want to do cyberpunk/vapourwave art. I want to study concept art at uni but I'm terrible at it. I've done life drawing and so forth but character design is near to impossible to me. I struggle to apply the styles I like to my work, copying artists doesn't work for me. I really want to make posters for this project but I don't know how to change my art to fit a style.

Does anyone have any advice for applying style? Are there any artist manifestos that can help? I want to make this project personal, how do I achieve this and how and where do I start with designing a character?

Thanks!
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Hey there!

My best advice is to study some existing manifestos and get an understanding of those that align with your views and style, as well as the ones that do not. There is an interesting film called Manifesto (Cate Blanchett) which covers some artistic and personal manifestos, represented by 13 different characters, so perhaps watching this might inspire some ideas for your project. I recently did a project in my degree called Manifesto, where we had to figure out our own 'Manifesto' and I think making what you make and studying those who do similar is the best way to figure it out for yourself. If your work is more based on aesthetic than theories, then study and look into aesthetic theory, philosophy and ideology.

Keep pushing with the vapourwave/cyberpunk aesthetic and the concept art if that's what you're really into!

Hope this helps,
Harriet
Second Year BA(Hons) Photography Student and Student Ambassador
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Hey there!

My best advice is to study some existing manifestos and get an understanding of those that align with your views and style, as well as the ones that do not. There is an interesting film called Manifesto (Cate Blanchett) which covers some artistic and personal manifestos, represented by 13 different characters, so perhaps watching this might inspire some ideas for your project. I recently did a project in my degree called Manifesto, where we had to figure out our own 'Manifesto' and I think making what you make and studying those who do similar is the best way to figure it out for yourself. If your work is more based on aesthetic than theories, then study and look into aesthetic theory, philosophy and ideology.

Keep pushing with the vapourwave/cyberpunk aesthetic and the concept art if that's what you're really into!

Hope this helps,
Harriet
Second Year BA(Hons) Photography Student and Student Ambassador
Thank you, I'll check it out
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