What Is Style, Anyway?

It’s a unique world

Liza Donnelly
6 min readSep 13, 2023

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How do you find your style? What is a style in drawing?

These are questions I get sometimes, and it’s not easy to answer. Style is an identifiable way of expression, that when you see it, you know whose drawing it is. There is also style of humor, and style of viewpoint in cartoon art. All of these work together to create something immediately recognizable.

Style is sometimes decided on, but more often it emerges from the artist over time. Sometimes starting at a young age. This is how it began for me. I…

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Liza Donnelly

Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, WaPo. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor. newsletter:https://lizadonnelly.substack.com