Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
I am posting these in the order that I created them. I find it interesting to see the process of how one idea influences another. How in the design process we also pull from past ideas and create variations of a theme. The concept of pushing complementary colors and opposites and then reversing the letters to emphasize the idea would not have happened had I not initially thought of doing a logo for the color blue using orange as a color.
Friday, October 26, 2018
One of the places I like to take my animals studies students to is The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in New Hampshire. This has a great place to draw animals from observation.
One of the things I keep reminding my self about drawing is the need to keep drawing on a regular basis. Prior to the class, I was not drawing as much as I should and it took me a few days to get back into it. by the time we went to the science center, I was doing well again.
The sketches were done on-sight and the painting was completed later using Adobe Sketch on my iPad pro.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Last Friday I spent a few hours in the Winnie the Pooh exhibit at the MFA in Boston with my students from the Visual Arts Program at Northern Vermont University. I was awestruck by the beauty of Ernest Shepard's drawings. I had always loved them, but they took new meaning as I looked at the originals.
First, I loved his trees. They are so full of life, twisted and beautiful. I spent time drawing them to get a better sense of how he did it and then I spent time the next day drawing trees from observation. I hope to do more.