Tuesday, January 22, 2008

TIF - Fleming step 2

I've been looking at my bacteria sketches and I have simplified them. Here they are:



Next I decided to indulge in what, when I was doing my City & Guilds, was known as 'graphic manipulation' or, in my terms, mucking about with shapes.

I decided the bottom one was still a little too complicated, so I simplified it a bit more and then made a repeat border pattern with it:



Then I used both shapes in a 'mandala':




And I arranged four copies of the top shape in this design:



I quite like this last one. I think it would lend itself well to applique. Perhaps I will look at the colour scheme again too......

8 comments:

Nellie's Needles said...

oooo...that last one is a keeper. It's interesting to see how others arrive at design decisions. Thanks for sharing this.

Guzzisue said...

The border pattern makes them look sort of cute:) think I like that one better

Jenny said...

Love the way your mind has travelled with the design concept. It is funny how the events in life take us on huge journey's of discovery.

Barbara Hagerty said...

It is fun to see how we all are resolving our designs. I love your sketches! The last one would lend itself well to aplique! Great design!

Gwen said...

I think that all of your designs are interesting, will look forward to how you decide to proceed!

gaylenona said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I am by nature a visual person, and struggle with taking a realistic image to the next step of design. It helps to see how one person has proceeded from the "aha" - penicillin - to the abstract expression. Very enlightening.

jacqui said...

I think all three would make good designs but I particularly like the bottom one, closely followed by the one above it. Just seeing the drawings is wonderful, so I am excited to see the end result.

EMBELLISHER said...

I like your forms and all three compositions have great potential - must be a tug of war trying to decide which one to use - couldn't you use all three? What happens next?