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Developmental Drawing Project part 1

Just a tiny post to fill you all in with what I am currently undertaking at the moment.

I have started a developmental drawing project where I will use a range of different surfaces and drawing mediums to eventually create a final piece. For this I have to use four objects which can be in a complete contrast to one another; so eventually I had decided to use the following:-

organic – shell

contemporary – a voodoo statue

historical – an owl engraved pocket watch

manufactured – well I’m still undecided about this unfortunately.

Now to start off obviously I wanted to create a range of sketches where i explore what mediums work best together and also work best on different types of surfaces. I decided to use my first object for these little experiments – the shell – and created a nifty fifty sketches.

Not all of them are my best quality but I suppose they were an experiment worth researching and now I know myself to not use some of them ideas again! I have created a slideshow of these and to view a more in depth explanation about each one you can always view my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.439914156044070.90452.209288559106632&type=1

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Posted by on October 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Digital media LO2 development part 4

part four of my continuation with the development of the digital media project.

  

for this I chose the flowers for the background and a nude portrait to become the main image.

 now this was created by using the exclusion tool from the layers option. It has given the image a ghostly effect and the flowers almost replicate curtains covering up the nude as though to privatize her body.

I then took this ‘exclusion’ picture further by using gradient map filter to hopefully give the image a more artistic flare.

  gr -1      gr -2

Now the above images have been created using the same gradient tint of orange and purple. Gr -1 is slightly more abstract and the nude is not as noticeable because with the textures of the flowers and the use of a bright orange it looks as though you are staring at a nicely lit fire in a grande fireplace. Gr -2 however i feel has worked more successfully; the image has a darker quality around the nude figure so it is more prominent to a viewers eye yet it still has the depiction of fire due to the petals of the flowers.

  here i took a different approach from the original paintings and used the difference tool of the layers selection. The detail of this piece is more noticeable and is strong on both the flower and the female form; also the dark colours against the light purples and blues of her figure gives a nice contrast.

 gr -1     gr -2

 gr -3

once again I used the gradient map tool (I am becoming very fond of this tool) to manipulate the ‘difference’ image further and all three developments from this have turned out perfect.

gr -1:- the nude almost looks like damaged goods due to the effects of the different shades of yellow like a sculpture that is falling apart.

gr -2:- the contrast of cool and warm colours work beautifully together and give a dark and mysterious look to the female nude laying down.

gr -3:- out of the three I think this one is the most successful because of the strong and bright colours. The fact that the background is lighter then the subject matter helps to make the nude portrait the focal point of which is what i was aiming for throughout this project.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Creative process update

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Acrylics and charcoal on screen print.

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Quink ink and bleach, acrylics on pink card.

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Watercolours and acrylics on newspaper.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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More exploratory techniques

well i finally finished the previous painting listed previously and i have completed a few others :D but i still have yet to do the final of which i am still unsure whether to create on canvas or card!

so enjoy :)

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so my next project is now landscapes of peace and war which i shall upload once finished

xx

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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