Saturday, July 17, 2010

Shapes


Saw this cool photo on Flickr as a thumbnail. Couldn't really tell what it was that small but I thought the shapes were fabulous. On closer inspection discovered it was an interior shot of a shopping mall (I think.)

Went back to the thumbnail size and drew the major shapes then added additional bits to balance out the elements.

I wanted to capture this because I've watched a lot of painting shows where they talk about painting the major shapes and shadow shapes. My brain could never see the shapes, I could only see the details. When I saw the shapes in this photo I had an "Ah-ha!" moment.

New eyes now with which to see my world.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great revelation! You may have just crossed over into the new something that I told you was out there for you. Super awesome drawing. dee

freebird said...

Well there you go! And your shapes drawing is great to use the concept with.

raena said...

This is a fabulous piece: shapes, patterns, lines. It is terrific.