Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I'm working on patterns in my studio journal. I chose to look at patterns in nature. There are so many choices of great patterns where ever you look. I found some photos of different objects with pattern and then sketched some variations.
I liked these two best.
The one on the right is a sea fan which you can't see well. The photo was originally bright red but I printed all the photos in black and white so I could concentrate on the patterns and not the colors.
The one on the right is worm eaten wood.
I always like looking down from the ski lift at the patterns the wind makes in the snow. That's a photo of snow on the left. I then made some stamps and used the stamps to make patterns.
Here's all the stamps I made. I used that fun foam stuff that has a sticky back. It's easy to cut out or you can just draw into it.
These are based on the butterfly.
This is based on wind blown sand.
And more organic lines.
This was based on a prior sketch in my journal.
The stamp on the right was supposed to be based on the bottom of the starfish. But it looks more like cobblestones to me.
The one on the left is based on the sea star but looks more like trees.
Here's leaves and just a simple geometric pattern.
The single leaf stamp on the left and some doodles on the right.
These are some notes on making art that I found online that I thought were relevant.
I think if you click on them, you can read them.
This last stamp was based on a sketch of a stylized flower.