Friday, November 21, 2014
The End is Near.....
Of my classes that is! I have learned so much over the last 5 weeks it is hard to believe it is going to be over next week. I was really enjoying my daily challenge with color and texture and pattern. I have learned that successful paintings don't always translate to successful patterns. Sometimes I toil away trying to make something work that clearly, is not working.
The pattern above is something I am rather happy with. It was purely an accident. I was getting frustrated with my work. It was beginning to look like everyone else's and who wants that, right??
I may have told you about the lotus pods at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago. They came in a bouquet of flowers. As soon as I got them home I tossed the flowers and kept the pods. I love the dried pods. The shape, the holes....everything about them gets my art juices going.
So I scanned in a few of my sketches but this side view really hit it I think. It makes an interesting pattern. And then I recolored the artwork because who can resist that recolor the artwork tool in Illustrator? Not me.
Here are some of the examples of the pattern in different colors:
This next one is interesting for the way the spaces between the pods came out. It really changes things up a lot!
Anyway, have a great weekend and stay warm!