Tuesday, April 24, 2012
($40.00.....6" x 6".....mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)
"Insight is often packaged in ordinary thoughts." Brainstorming sessions are important because you will often make connections in your thinking that lead to extraordinary insight. Take time to think and enjoy your new insights.
Cropping is one of the most important tools in your design toolbox. Whenever possible, it is a great idea to work larger than your finished piece to allow yourself several cropping options. Such was the case in this piece.
You can see how important it was for me to make sure I included two white areas where the quote could be written. Cropping also allows you to think about division of space and making sure your corners are all designed. If it is not possible to crop (like in a mosaic), you can still take advantage of this tool by creating a drawing of your design larger than what you intended and then cropping it to your desired size.
Becoming skilled with this tool will set you apart from others because it creates such dynamic compositions. You will discover diagonals, allow images to run off of the edge, learn to be bolder in your work. Just a few more things to think about.
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