Friday, November 19, 2010

Design Focus Friday - More Line

 I've been focusing on the element of line this month. And so I see line everywhere. These are from Dharma Trading Company's supply of copper tjaps. Of course I picked out the organic lines instead of the geometric line patterns. After I had cut out these copies to put in my studio journal, I was throwing away the scraps and noticed that the black areas had been cut into lines. So I saved them.
 And made this collage of black and white lines. While I was working on this, I couldn't decide when a line becomes a shape. Is it a really thick line or is it a rectangle? I tried to not over think this process too much and just started gluing down the pieces. I couldn't manage to do the whole piece without any curves. But I like how it turned out.
 Then I tried this exercise where I had pairs of words and then I drew lines to represent the word. Again, I was trying not to over think the process. You can click on the photo to see it larger if needed.
Here's journal spread that I have been working on. I added some line to it but it isn't finished yet. I keep adding as something seems to fit or if I'm working with paint and have some left over. This definitely needs more work. What would you add to it?



Your line samples and observations are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing them.

red2white said...

the organic lines are especially beautiful and inspiring!