Saturday, June 6, 2020

A Grab Bag of Progress: Vol. XV

Barely any 'words' to suffer through -just images of studio projects in progress...

Next time there will be 'words'...

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Movin' On To The Second Layer On Two-Part Harmony.

Let's see how the first layer of imagery looks before I move on to the second layer.

The foundational elements are in place.

After a good hazing, it is time to add the second layer...

A few more detail shots.

I want to go back in and add a few more details before I start adding colors.  But first I need to let everything dry for several days so I don't smear any of the lines I already have down.

Next time we check in with Two-Part Harmony, I'll be done with the second layer.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tower Stack Construction Thing

I'll start off by saying this piece will get a better title as soon as possible.  Right now we're stuck with Tower Stack Construction Thing. Accurate, but not so poetic.

I'm doing some test configurations for the tower stack construction.  I'm just trying different things out to see how they look.

I like that mask form at the top, but visually it is too heavy for what I want from this piece, so I think it will find its way into a different/future piece.

But I like the mask form enough that I want to do a couple other test configurations with it just to see how they look.  The pointed oval with the three circles is a component I made a while back for another piece that when I brought everything together, it just didn't work.  So I have been cannibalizing those components ever since.

A quick detail shot of the mask form.

Back to the task at hand.

This is the arrangement I settled on.  I'm already not quite happy with the strong horizontal and vertical movement I have in the base.  Arizona artist Holly Swangstu recommended I make the base area denser.  I think that is exactly what I am going to do.  You should go check out Holly Swangstu's cool fiber-based artwork by clicking this link:

Now I have made it both denser at that bottom and broken up the horizontals/verticals with several diagonal lines.

We'll close with a few detail shots.

I have to let this dry for a few weeks before I even try to consider if I am going to do more with/to it.  Right now I'm fairly content with how it looks.

Next time we'll take a peek at some other works in progress...

Sunday, April 12, 2020

More Progress With The Brain Jar of Dr. Pantalones.

Slipping in a few more colors on the first layer of imagery for The Brain Jar of Dr. Pantalones...

A dull orange color.

And a purple color as well.

Before bubbles...

After bubbles!!!

And a couple more colors to finish off the layer.

I'm going to let this one hang out for a while and see how I like it.  I think it might be done...

Next time we'll take a peek at the second layer of imagery for Two-Part Harmony...

Friday, April 10, 2020

Bringing The Rust Sign To Completion

Just a couple more colors to add to The Rust Sign and then I think it will be finished.

Ready for that last little push.

Other than the yellow I added, everything else is subdued and barely changes the visual feel of the piece.

The yellow adds some focal points to move your eye around the composition.

Stay tuned for more studio mayhem...