Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I might try coloring it in again with different color combinations. I guess the possibilities are endless, when you think about it.
The coloring book, with each of the drawings in line, is at the printer. Excited about that! And I'll be making cards and prints of the color series to take to shows. As well as T-shirts! with the cat design. I have to test market one design at a time on shirts, due to the hefty investment. Oh, and a calendar later.
All in all I'm really happy with how the series came out. Each drawing is rich, to me, and bold and unique. So I have a good feeling of work well done. I'm saying this because it isn't always the case that I'm happy with what I've created!
This format, using the proportions of the golden spiral for the design, is something I want to continue to explore. I'm thinking maybe more animals. And maybe the 12 zodiac signs. That could be fun.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Just two more drawings in the series to be colored in. (Unfortunately!) I need to get some other stuff done in the next few days, but I hope to get back to finish numbers eleven and twelve next week.
5X7, colored pencil
I have T-shirts in the works with the cat design on them. Exciting! Can only try one design at a time because it's quite an investment and have to see how it goes. But certainly hope to do more. I really love these drawings. Will definitely reproduce them as cards and prints, a 2014 calendar for sure and a coloring book!
The lizard, like the others, 5X7 colored pencil.
Monday, April 15, 2013
This one took quite a while to color in, mainly because of the shaping of the feathers with two different colors.
5X7 colored pencil
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
I knew I wanted to do this series and was having trouble figuring out just how I wanted to approach it. Then I saw Mishi, with his gorgeous contrasting black and white coat and his deep green eyes, curled up on the kitchen floor, which provided a warm brown background to offset the naturally rich graphic design that he is. And that was all I needed.
I don't remember how the golden spiral came into the equation, but I've had a great time creating the 12 designs. I'll post them as I get them colored in.
Using the colored pencil technique I was playing with for the Post Squares earlier this year, I also took from that experience the abstracted shape thing to create borders for the images. The shapes come from sections of the drawings, by laying a strip of tracing paper over the outline and repeating what's been traced. For coloring, I'm combining random with deliberate choices.
It's 5X7, proportioned for reproduction on cards and prints. I also plan to do the series as larger (24X32) acrylic paintings on wood panels.