I hope you have enjoyed the last few portraits I posted on here, they are definitely developing and becoming more stylised, I couldn't have done it with out everybody's feedback!
I'm taking a break from portraiture for a while and have started to produce patterns, solely based on everyday objects, I got my friends to empty their bags and their pockets and I quickly drew each item with a black pen. I then scanned each line drawing into the computer and worked with them to produce patterns.
I find it interesting what things people simply cannot leave the house with out, or just plainly carry about with them in their bags -It says a lot about an individual.
I'll post some examples of the pattern work I have been working on recently...
*This is my attempt at free handing a face using the paint tool on Photoshop. I think it has gone well considering the lack of precision and control over the marks made, and the use of negative space allows the mind to fill in the gaps.
Like other portraits I think some parts of the picture are more successful than others, and I'd like to try this technique again, using different facial expressions and maybe including the hair to see if this way of markmaking is adaptable.
It is a really fast method and the result is quirky.
-but you just need to remember not to be too precious about the lines and don't "over" draw the subject, minimalism is key to this style.
I was sitting in my room today staring at Jimi Hendrix on my wall hoping for some inspiration! I always loved this poster for it's ability to remind me of the psychedelic sounds of the the late sixties and the affinity I have with it's use of colour and strong style.
I think I might start to produce some more vibrant and fun illustrations using inks and paint for a fluid effect and then creat contrasts by mark making over the top with pens and harsh lines.
I want to start experimenting with the human form.