Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Organic Doodles

Been field-trippin' to the campus greenhouses with this semester's posse of potential talents. Posting here a coupla demonstrations done to illustrate foreshortening, overlapping, emphasizing contour line, using a panel border as a de-facto midground and framing device for composition, and lastly serving as a quick & dirty wash-pencil technique sample. 

Meanwhile down on a small two-acre farm in Oregon, a dear old friend of mine and former neighbor has staked her claim and started up a business. As a further example to the students on possibilities that can be explored even using just simple preliminary sketches, I played around with a scan and dropped in some color + Photoshop filters and a funky font just to see how this concept might play out. Sort of a twilight art-nouveau/stained glass feel...

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not." - Georgia O'Keeffe

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