I’ve had a lot of stuff happening in my life since my last painting. I won’t bore you with the details, but it’s affected my “creative output.”
Luckily, I was inspired by someone I know from my gym. She was taking a nice, little nap on the mat beside me and when I looked over, I quietly told her friend that it was the exact kind of position I like for my art, but I didn’t have a camera to capture it. She offered to take a photo with her phone and then send it to me. I gained permission to use the photo and it was sent to me. Let’s call her “Courtney.”
This particular photo works for both my ink style as well as my painting style. I’m starting with a painting. In my typical style, I reduce the image to smaller, organic shapes and round out all the corners. I then pick a light source and treat each shape as a separate 3D object with a shaded area on the opposing side from the light source. Each shape ends up looking similar to a smooth pebble.
My first step is to pick out the shapes that I want to use and then round the corners.
When I’m happy with that I start to think about colour schemes. For this one I’m thinking of using yellow for the highlight and blue for the shadow. I’ve created a rough version in my usual style as well as another in a variation of that style that I’ve been tossing around in my head.
I’ve decided to create a miniature painting of both styles to see how they look. Those will be in my next post.