Experiments in Type and Design

Blue and Orange THere’s another pattern design I’ve been working on, another experiment.
I purposely did not erase the pencil lines because I  wanted to point out how not erasing  affects the quality of the design…looks a bit sloppy.  I don’t like the texture of the paper showing either.
Quality of one’s line, of one’s art, of one’s life is in the details.   And technique can make a big difference in the finished work.  How do I hold the pencil, what pressure do I apply to the point, which direction do I make the brushstrokes: these small details can make a huge difference.  Also, a steady hand.

Another experiment:  I’m back to working with Photoshop Elements (PE) and learning how to manipulate the Type features.   The above words “Blue and Orange Design” were added as a layer after I scanned the watercolor into the program, picked a Font, added the words, saved to my desktop and then uploaded to blog.  It is a process.

FYI:  Blue and Orange are complementary colors, they vibrate against each other.  Other pairs  include Purple and Yellow; and Red and Green.

FYI:  A Tequila bottle inspired the above pattern.  I’ve also seen variations on tiles, borders, and motifs.



About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative with a diverse range of interests in writing and painting. She currently is revising a middle grade novel, and author and illustrating a picture story book. She is an active member of SCBWI, Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. Linda has a body of paintings, which form the foundation of her artistic development. This work can be viewed on her website: www.lindaruddyart.com Her recent illustrations are an outgrowth of the style she developed in these paintings. Another passion is sculpture. Linda often uses her figures as models for her art. Linda's blog is eclectic and journeys wherever her muse guides her attention. Her blog address is: www.wingsofwonder.wordpress.com Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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4 Responses to Experiments in Type and Design

  1. robin says:

    Cool patterns, Linda. The colors and design are so inviting. I like what you said about the quality of one’s life being in the detail. A good thing to ponder.

  2. Sartenada says:

    Very beautiful pattern – great colors in harmony.

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