I really wanted to do something Different for D today but I have too many Deadlines and things that are Due, so I Decided to post a few of my early Designs.
A couple of years ago, when I finally Decided to take my painting urges more seriously, I Decided to start by seeing how many Different Designs I could Develop. Being theologically bent I had already Deduced that creativity is unique to humans -- that is, the ability to make something out of nothing. For example, to illustrate this I would sometimes give my students the task of creating a monster out of their imagination. Of course every student came up with his own version. So as many children there were, there were as many monsters created. So that is where my idea for Designs came from. How many unique Designs can the human mind create? I started with ATC sized cards and Prisma color pencils:
I did a lot of these. But then after about 30 or so I felt the Desire to give the Designs some Depth, so I started to include shading and shadows:
You can see how quickly I graduated to flowery Designs:
I was having a wonderful time with colors, both vibrant and soft:
Then I Discovered medallions:
It was a short step from there to objects and scenes -- all on ATC's
So there you have a short summary of my Development from being a Dabbler in simple Designs to Doing Decorative Drawings and Depictions.
By the way, once I hit one hundred simple DESIGNS I Discontinued the project.
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