Day 21: Art Resolutions-Mutations of my mental creatures

Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study each day for a year. Welcome to day 21.

imageAs in my peacock exercise from last week, I was anxious to bring my marker on watercolor design into the Tayasui drawing program. I was thoroughly fascinated trying different ways to add depth, differentiation and texture to the piece. I used the watercolor, crayon, eraser, and pencil tools. I especially liked the effect applying colored pencil and crayon over darker under layers. Again, using the eraser tool  I removed the background and ended up with the effect of a block print. When generating different versions of studies in this program, I usually end up preferring the last one which, inevitably, has  more value contrast. But I find that, in the end, I like these both nearly equally for different reasons.

OK, I still like the one below–a little more.



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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One Response to Day 21: Art Resolutions-Mutations of my mental creatures

  1. Bea Neal says:

    That is such a cool program. I’m partial to the first one. 🙂

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