A digital drawing or doodle. Started with a blue and yellow drawing, then I used photodirector to add glitches and texture. Once I had saved it I thought I could see a face so I sketched one in using purple then white blue and black.
I’m trying to replicate a photo of a felt pen drawing I did that I had put through a filter in Photodirector. So this is an acrylic painting work in progress based on the filtered image. An analogue to digital and back to analogue image…. Its interesting to try and add the digital texture. Appeals to my pattern needs. I think I’m addicted to pattern!
Peeling paint filter over duplicated flags. I have tried to create an image that you might have found on an old billboard, perhaps in the states although the pattern is not correct (I’m not sure what country it represented, and as I have duplicated its more difficult to recognise). I might try and paint it as an abstract image.
I was showing someone how the layout app on my phone works so I took a photo of their garden then made this picture in the app. The architecture really works as a pattern, and the bright blue sky makes it feel fresh and interesting. Just play. That’s all…
Sometimes even blurred photos work. I used photodirector to add texture to this. Why? Because although it was blurred the colours were really interesting. The contrast of dark reds and greens and pale green and pink seemed to work really well. You can still tell what it is but in an abstract way. In a way its sketching with photography. I think it’s still art.
Hold four felt pens together and scribble curves and circles. Fill in the gaps you create with other colours. Another abstract experiment. Mark making is such fun. Like a swirling rainbow, shards of colour spread across the page.
Eye don’t know
Is it me?
Only one eye
Staring back at me?
I don’t know if it’s me.
Ink bleeds through paper. Draw around those patches, lines and dots, and you get a patchwork ‘map’ that looks like roads and boulevards, streets and squares. A change of colour for city blocks. Villages line up on roads between fields. Some streets are tree lined, others are concrete. Does it show your age? Are you industrial or agrarian? Modern or ancient? Fortified? Or do you see veins, arteries and capillaries?
Ink bleeds through paper and shows up on the back of the page. I usually try and use pens that don’t do this, but sometimes you can see something, and create something new. I used to draw round different areas of colours in the past and I’ve done something similar here. Two cats…
A self portrait, using a self portrait photograph then using a texture filter by photodirector. Finally I used a flood fill to lighten the surrounding sections. I never know what is going to happen when I start. But something emerges. Something changes. And I end up with a picture that interests me.