Saturday, 23 January 2016

Cropping Circles

This time, a new take on cropping from my sketchbook, using circles made with a large hole punch to take focused sections from recent photos. I then took slightly larger plain cartridge circles (left) and a square hole punch (right) and simplified some of the images using a favourite 4B graphite pencil and a small piece of soft cloth to smooth out the shading.



And then one above the other?





6 comments:

  1. un beau travail..mais pour moi très, trop graphique...j'aime les rondeurs :)))

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    1. Je suis d'accord. C'était un test ... et le résultat était un design peut-être un peu trop graphique pour la couture. J'aime bien expérimenter et jouer avec des idées. Pour moi, c'est le plus grand plaisir du travail.

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    1. Thank you, Olga. I have in mind a series of small pieces (some of which may include circular motifs), which will be linked together in some way. These are part of trying out what may or may not work. As well as experimenting with shape, I was playing with how simple it was possible to be within the small designs and yet still retain impact and contrast - always a tricky balance!

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  3. Fascinating to see how the shapes move and vary - oops, sounding like the optician a bit there! But it's true isn't it, circles and squares do play tricks with our eyes xxx

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    1. Fascinating indeed and perhaps unconsciously part of what I was playing with here. The interplay within the circles - straight vertical, diagonal and horizontal lines, and wandering ones, black and white, I was aware of but you've given me something extra to look at now - thank you, Anny!

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