EXERCISE 3.4 ABSTRACT ILLUSTRATION

I had a look at the following work of other artists’ on Pinterest:

https://pin.it/4f5uQp7

I also found the following artists’ work on Instagram interesting and inspiring:

https://instagram.com/ultra_yon?igshid=dlokm6z1w551

Instagram name: Ultra_yon

I love the way he uses a combination of geometrical shapes, bright colours and black & white lines to create interesting patterns. I would describe it as: fresh; unique; and fun to look at.

Emily Filler:

https://instagram.com/emilyfiller?igshid=sohqxc8gfs1

The way the artist uses a variety of different materials, patterns and colours in order to create an image using collage, is very unique. I enjoy working with collage and would love to be able to develop my own style in the way this artist has.

Ghada Alkandari:

https://instagram.com/prettygreenbullet?igshid=k8qr4indiugo

I love her work. The patterns; the use of black and white; the interesting combination of colours; her unique style in drawing figures/ characters; the way the work in her sketchbooks reflect in her art pieces. The way you can sense the feelings/ emotions in her work. So interesting, so creative! So inspiring!

Cathy Nichols:

https://instagram.com/cathynicholsart?igshid=1brwgjnjuvtj4

Wonderful use of mixed media. Great example of how to combine a large variety of techniques and materials to create an art piece, with a successful outcome.

I have also looked at the work of the following abstract artists on Instagram:

Kyoko Uematsu:

https://instagram.com/kyoko_uematsu_art?igshid=m1yh54tifek8

Although her work is not really my style or preference, it was interesting to look at how she creates abstract art intuitively and with a lot of self-expression.

Mathilda Cæur:

https://instagram.com/diary_of_mathilda?igshid=1xf120vhrja98

Again, not really my style of art to look at, but interesting to see how she’s uses a variety of different techniques, strong and dark colours and textures in her abstract work.

I listened to the music: ‘Bombeleo’ by the Gypsy Kings and made a Moodboard to represent my feelings, ideas and impression of the energy of the song.

MOODBOARD:

IDEAS & IMAGE DEVELOPMENT:

I then made some quick drawings/ scribbles while listening to the music, trying to capture the feeling and energy of it. I tried out a variety of different doodles and then looked back at it to see which one best represented the feeling of the song. I ended up combining some of the ideas. From my drawings/ scribbles, I chose the word, ‘flow’ and then developed my ideas further digitally using Procreate.

FAVOURITE COMBINATION:

Digital abstract image development. I decided to add some collage as inspired by my moodboard.

INVERTED ILLUSTRATION:

MY FAVOURITE COVER COMBINATION:

DIFFERENT FONTS:

COVER MOCK-UPS:

SIMPLE ANIMATION:

ABSTRACT ART:

I then decided to try out some mark-making in order to experiment further with abstract illustration. I used a variety of different colours of acrylic paint and created a very messy painting on canvas, by ‘flowing’ the paint from one side of the canvas to another, until all of the canvas was covered. The colours came out bright while the paint was still wet, but as it dried, the colours became more dull.

THE PROCESS:

POTENTIAL ALBUM COVERS with different fonts:

I decided to try using the mark-making as a potential album cover, and experimented with different fonts.

MOCK-UPS:

SIMPLE ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT:

I thought it would be fun to try and develop it into a simple animation to match the music. I decided to incorporate the different graphic design, mark-making and rose collages together in order to make a simple ‘music’ video.

Red rose:

Pink roses:

Pink and red roses:

Stripy and Abstract backgrounds with pink roses:

Abstract background and pink roses:

COMBINED ANIMATION:

SCANNED SKETCHBOOK:

REFLECTION:

This was a fun exercise. I am not sure whether I followed the exercise instructions in the right way, but I kind of just followed my ideas from one idea to another until I combined the different ideas together at the end. I enjoyed adding music to the simple animations and to see my graphics come alive. Personally, I do think the images could work as an illustration for a cover of a CD for the music I listened to.

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