Wednesday, May 12, 2010
More Graffiti and a doodle
Let's start with the doodle. This week's prompt word is Home and since it is Baseball season I thought I would do........ home plate.
I promised I would show how my piece "Graffiti" evolved. ( see earlier posts)
I began with a fairly simple idea. I wanted to use text to create an interesting design but also have a message.
My first task was to figure out not only what I wanted to say, but also how to do lettering that had a graffiti "feel" but still be legible to the viewer.
I played in my sketchbooks until I thought I had something usable. I drew one section and photographed it, I printed 2 versions.......one the right way around and the other mirror imaged. By printing 6 of each of these, cutting and taping them together.....I was then able to see the secondary designs that developed.
So here are some photos of the progression............Click on any of the images to get a better view.
The piece of fabric you see on the table started out as plain off white cotton. I used Setacolour paint to colour the background on which I would do all of the pen and brush work. It is almost a lime green in the centre and works it's way from there through yellows and into oranges.
Here you see the very early stage of the pen work on the fabric.
I plan to continue to show more of this in coming posts.