Over the past week I’ve been experimenting with doing more manipulation of the source image before transforming it geometrically — increasing the color saturation and using brush effects. It started with a series of English Setter pictures that I enhanced with a watercolor technique. Then, using similar techniques, I tried manipulating the color [...]
Archive for the 'Pattern Exploration' Category
Lately I’ve been imagining what someone would like on their living room wall.
Large. Colorful. Beautiful. Intriguing, but not so demanding that it dominates the room. Something you find new beauty in as time goes on. Visitors point out aspects you’ve never noticed. With a story behind it, perhaps.
Then I thought about what kind of geometric [...]
Consider Michaela Potter’s work. She does business as Wanderlust Productionscreating media presentations informed by her passion for travel, but I ran across her work with Mandalas at Imagekind. It struck me that her mandalas isolated and amplified some of the phenomena that I’ve encountered making geometric art from photographs.
All the pieces I’ve seen [...]
In this post I showed the underlying design of a pattern in two forms, a red outline of the panels
and a black and white pattern showing the reflected and non-reflected panels.
[Note: If you arrived at this page looking for black and white patterns, you may also be interested in Wearable Geometric Designs or free tiling [...]
There are many practical things I should be doing, but I spent almost the entire weekend exploring a new kind of pattern. Usually I start from photographs, but this was created entirely within Photoshop. It is meant to look like stained glass, but I found that solid colored glass looked uninteresting, so I [...]
In an earlier post, Meg commented, “Also, you might experiment with the ground, and figure-ground relationships. These images are almost iconographic, like altar images of saints and angels. They exists in their own world, and not of ours. How can you ground them to ours?”
Here’s one attempt to do this, by darkening alternate panels to [...]
Today I’d like to show you the underlying structure of a pattern. The one I’ve chosen is made from a photograph of wet leaves and pine needles, taken in my back yard in 2005 as the title (vaguely) suggests. You can click through to my Imagekind gallery for magnified views.
You can see a 12-sided figure [...]
This is an exciting day. I’ve been thinking through different challenges to making really interesting, colorful, sellable images using these reflection techniques. It’s hard to find photo opportunities with the kind of lines, curves, connections and colors that work well, especially in New England during March. Mud anyone?
It’s a problem using someone else’s photographs. [...]
I’m trying an experiment that is completely different visually, though it uses the tools I’ve already developed. This pattern has no evident repetition — it’s sort of a big swirl, but the individual pieces are still reflections of adjacent pieces. Here the template is applied to a familiar photo of a barberry bush, [...]
The snow has been looking a bit dirty, but this morning there was a fresh layer on the branches, giving rise to this pattern:
Here are some details: