Thursday, September 26, 2013

Modified Drawings

 Today's drawing was a sketch I did this summer from a crack in the sidewalk.  I took the shape and quickly "found" a creature in it... in this case a cross between a camel and a zebra... notice the orange and yellow stripes and the saddle... I loved this guy right away.
 I changed the background to make him stand out more...
 Then weathered the background by adding a layer of texture, in this case denim print and playing with the color settings.
I couldn't stop tinkering, so I brightened the background and added some text. This is an old tea label.
And lastly, I went for a messy background, adding scars and stains, some old lace and a clock face. It's funny how the backgrounds change the appearance.  Kind of fun!

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