Coming Along

I think Im about six classes into the abstract expe­ri­ence.   In gen­eral,  I think Im “get­ting it”.    We tend to use lit­eral things for ref­er­ence and then pro­ceed to abstract them.  We have also used the tech­nique of  star­ing at a pic­ture for about a minute and then using the image stored in mem­ory to jot down up to 20 major strokes with a broad or crude brush.   After­ward we go into using tech­niques involv­ing color schemes like sim­ple anal­o­gous col­ors and maybe a cou­ple of gray val­ues.    This has helped me to pro­duce one of my favorite pieces so far.   While it is still in the works, I see it as being the best of the crowd.   I must say it has been a chal­lenge to let go of lit­eral things.   I am for­tu­nate to have a teacher that I admire.

About the author

 Coming Along I’ve started design­ing web­sites while at Uni­ver­sity of Hous­ton dur­ing my first Pho­to­shop 3.1 expe­ri­ence in 1996 on a Mac­in­tosh com­puter. I built my own com­put­ers (Win­dows PCs) with the help of a friend and have been dig­i­tally involved ever since. I am both Win­dows and PC lit­er­ate but grav­i­tate toward OSX. I’ve grad­u­ally got­ten back to my roots as a tac­tile artist / designer by work­ing more with tra­di­tional medi­ums like draw­ing, paint­ing, and mixed media.

I've started designing websites while at University of Houston during my first Photoshop 3.1 experience in 1996 on a Macintosh computer. I built my own computers (Windows PCs) with the help of a friend and have been digitally involved ever since. I am both Windows and PC literate but gravitate toward OSX. I've gradually gotten back to my roots as a tactile artist / designer by working more with traditional mediums like drawing, painting, and mixed media.

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