I’ve always been someone who straddled multiple worlds. This tendency continues into my art. Once I get a solid photo of one of my traditional media paintings it’s fun to make digital variations, and to play with little pieces of them to make digital patterns. For an example, I’ll use my Forest Spirit and Variants piece:
I first choose an interesting section of the painting, like this one:
I may play with making it a seamless pattern, like this:
Or I may start expanding it into a larger pattern, playing with it in a variety of ways, and build out from there. Color shifts and so on can also be a big part of the process. Here’s the first that I was really happy with it, called “Angel Rain.”
I hope you found this brief glimpse into my process interesting. I’m not saying it’s a unique way to go, but it’s what I enjoy doing!
Note: If anyone has relevant questions I’ll be happy to expand this post to answer them.