Sunday, March 30, 2008

Abstracting a Design from a Photo





My two snails photo from a recent trip is the basis of a design idea that I've been playing with today.

The first part was drawing what the most important shapes in the photo were (in a general way). Next, I scanned the drawing and saved it as a a B/W jpg. I printed out some blocks of the scanned image and played with their layout.

Then I opened the black and white image in Photoshop and gave it color. Some colored blocks were printed, and the layout was played with again.

This could make an interesting background for a future art quilt, or depending on the arrangement...might make a nice border for a piece.

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