Tuesday, October 30, 2018

100 Somethings: Blue Logos 26-30

One more variation one a theme. The center square is further exploration of color. The others are continuing to play with ideas. IT is funny the more you look at the spelling of blue the more it looks like it is spelled incorrectly.

Monday, October 29, 2018

100 Somethings: #21-25 Blue Logos

Here are more variations n a theme. I started working with trying to convey more of a feeling of blue, like being down or depressed. This caused a shift in color and intensity. The Middle is a variation of one of the first logos I created for this project.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

100 Somethings: Blue logo 16-20

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

Some Summer Sketches

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

Ernest Shepard

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.

 I spent a great deal of time learning from a master. I was astounded by how he created so much personality with a tilt of the head and a few simple lines. It says so much about Winnie the Pooh, who he is and what he is thinking. These are things I will be pondering and applying for years to come.