Thursday, December 30, 2010

Abstract art: Geometryst

This started as an experimental 3D composition. The base 3D geometry was rendered in 3ds Max with VRay global illumination. I created the semitransparent shapes in Adobe Illustrator CS5 using the new Perspective Grid tool, a very useful addition to the program. Then I brought everything into Photoshop and started playing around with color overlays, textures, and blocks of text arranged in perspective. I love what I ended up with. At least for now.

Monday, December 20, 2010

More concentric circle abstract art

I really like making this style of abstract art. The chaotic arrangement of geometric technical shapes really appeals to me. I've done another one like this in watercolor, but it takes soooooo looooong to dry, especially as I'm waiting to add layers of color. This whole piece took about six hours to finish. I'm very happy with the results.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tiny wall art

This is the smallest piece of wall art I've ever made. My friend Amy Dreyer works at the Frame Shop in Ames and she had this small sample frame with a pre-cut mat sitting around the back room. The art area measures 3" x 3". So she gave it to me, figuring I might be able to make something neat to fit inside it. So that's one of the things I did this weekend. Ink on bristol paper.