Why should someone decide to do a style study of an artist? When my children saw me drawing and coloring the works of Joan Miro they thought his wook was childish. They wondered why I wanted to "waste" my time draing like a child. At first I thought it might be a waste of time but if so it was a fun waste of time. It was hard to really do it wrong since it was child like. I enjoyed the freedom that this allowed me to explore composition and color without feeling hung up because I didn't have good perception....or even stress over details in concerning color..
Here is an aritlce on developing you own style by trying on a few different artist.
It reminds me of the AA saying. "Keep what you want and forget the rest." That is what I have done in drawing the Miro Study Journal. These pages are not to be rendered as copies but they simply contain the elements and arrangement that I like. Sometimes I would like one thing about a painting. I would draw a collection of these favorite details on a page till I had a picture.. I tried to arrange these things in ways that pleased me.
I have been using what I have learned from this study journal to create a book cover for this journal. I am presently working on the book cover. The first one that I made for it was too big. I really like translating my interpretation of Miro Style into my embroidery and thus making it my own. I will be posting pictures of my first attempt at making an embroidery book cover soon.