In the end i tend to use the techniques I know best for the final product anyways. I dont trust the universal random-button.
I want to show you how these two illustrations came into being:
The first assignment was to illustrate "yesterday" (we work in German. So it was "gestern"). The way this class works, we were pushed to illustrate past time not literally yesterday. I had a Nintendo 3DS in my pocket that counted my steps. They were exactly 2113. Finally i decided to print those 2113 steps witht he soles of the shoes i wore that day. I chose a cheap and accessible paper i had lying around:
So my final for that day was:
This kind of art is not what i particually like. But as the professor pointed out, these shapes were a big source for inspiration. For the next topic i tried to create shapes.
But it boiled down to the single heel-prints:
The next topic was "Übermorgen" ("the day after tomorrow"). Since i did not like writing "Übermorgen" i researched and found the deleted words "overmorrow" and "ereyesterday". These words sound so great and are fun to write. I went with them. And voilá!
the illustrations are drawn on thin ikea-wrapping paper, because i liked the feel of it (and i unwrapped something right before working). I printed those Illustrations on see-through, eh... foil? paper? later and created more shapes. When overlapping the illustrations, they create a circle again and there - everything is whole. Like time! How philosophical. But actually... its no accident. Yay! But i will never learn to let the random do my work.
but this is random:
i scribbled this face while talking on the phone and liked it. so i put it on transparent paper, highlighted the back of the paper with white and glued it to dark blue colored paper.
this is just a test. i find it hard to draw an etherial light figure next to a high contrasted one. i wonder how ye olde masters did it with almost black backgrounds and glowing angels. have to test more.
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