Sometimes after a big project its hard to get back into the swing of things. So I thought I would take it easy this time.
That said, with the mood I'm in, I didn't want to over exert myself looking for something new. I know I want to play around with simple shapes and keep working on my abstract. . . but after that its kinda of up in the air. Luckily, I keep a pinterest board of inspiration. Even when I'm lazy, I still manage to keep adding to my boards.
This time it lead me to some modern architectural pictures which I found very cool. Using them as foundation of inspiration, I wanted to abstract them out without a lot of fuss. Now I could go through tracing them and then doing value drawings by hand. By why expend all that energy?
Instead I used an online site - LunaPic - to help me manipulate the images. I could use my photoshop but I always find it a little bulky. This online source was easy and very intuitive to use. For my purposes today I just grayed out the picture (took the saturation of color down to 0) and pixelated them. Instant abstract value study!!! Easy-Peasy!!!
This was so fun I think I'll work on them a bit longer finding just the right one. I have an idea of what I want to do with that but I'll save them for another post!!
So What Have Been Up to Creatively?