Shifting My Area of Focus

May 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

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In this series of pencil drawings of a tropical garden setting, I shifted my area of focus; moving from the left to the right and finally moving lower in order to examine the unique perspectives highlighting the relationships of the forms to each other and the surrounding space.

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Views of Persephone

April 28, 2016 § Leave a comment

I’m showing two of my black and white pencil perspectives of Persephone’s stone carved face; one from the front and one from the side

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This illustrates how your subject can become more interesting as you explore different vantage points and what they have to offer.81VhSYIpL2L._SX522_

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Three different Vantage Points of a Floral

April 14, 2016 § Leave a comment

In this series of a floral setting, I chose to frame in different areas.  In the first, I chose to look at a fully bloomed flower and its relationship to its budding elements.

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In the second I explored how the composition played out in a horizontal format highlighting its repetitive qualities and creating a sense of motion.

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In the third, I centered on the relationship the floral elements had to the surrounding space.

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Persephone in the Eaves

April 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

Serial imagery can be created by depicting your subject withing its setting, stepping in more closely, and finally even more to examine its finer details.

 

Persephone (6)      Persephone (4)           Persephone (3)

 

 

 

Changing the Palette to Achieve Serial Imagery

March 31, 2016 § 3 Comments

Rather than portraying our subjects just once, it is always beneficial to take our story line further with serial imagery.   One simple approach is to keep the subject the same and simply change the palette.  Here I start with a fairly monochromatic drawing.

Conservatory Floral (12)         Bernard Chaet’s students’ work at Yale have always represented for me the beauty of diverse personalities’ approach to the same subject and how we can always learn from one another.

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Next, I begin to add more color, yet keep the palette quite restricted.

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The final drawing in this three drawing series enriches the color scheme even further.

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All in all, quite a simple solution to creating serial imagery!

 

Viewing One Composition from Different Perspectives

March 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

One of the most captivating aspects of serial imagery is the exploration of taking one’s story line further.  There are so many ways you can challenge yourself and your viewers.  Here I look at the same composition from a variety of vantage points. Each tells a different story.

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By doing this, I can fully explore different relationships of color, space, and form

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Zooming in on the underside of the urn one can better see how the flowers nestle in and are impacted by the dark hues and shadows.

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The spatial aspects of the composition balance the clustered floral forms.

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Last in the Series: Whee!! Off they Go!

March 10, 2016 § 2 Comments

Annie and Clare Wheeee!!!

The last in the series of Annie and Clare at play shows them fully immersed in the fun of tumbling in the big metal drum at the playground.  Here their movements clearly show the final stage from rest to beginning momentum to this open sense of play.  Serial imagery allows you as the artist to take full advantage of your subject material by considering how the story line can change through any number of possibilities.  This could be a sequence of motion, a change of palette, change in placement, change in area of focus, and on and on.

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