"You don't develop a style. A style descends upon you. After thousands of attempts to do something, a style evolves. It isn't something you develop. You don'y have any volition in the matter. To take another example, after you play the piano for a while you develop a style that both your friends and your enemies can recognize.
If you do anything consistently you develop a kind of originality, but you aren't conscious of originality when you first start playing piano or drawing pictures. People gradually acquire a style, an individual way of working. Of course, being too original can be a disadvantage. Clients associate a certain style with you and are reluctant to let you try something else."
Defining Beauty: Jon Whitcomb – Beauty in Non-Symmetry
Zimmer, Daniel, "The Glamorous World of Jon Whitcomb," Illustration Magazine, Issue #38, Summer 2012, (The Illustrated Press, St. Louis), p. 27.
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