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#36 NOODLING WITH THESE ILLUSTRATIONS

I’m sharing two, large assignments that were “pasta related.” Another element that relates to these two assignments has to do with composition. The process of illustrating these labels was almost like putting together pieces of a puzzle, I needed to create a medley of vegetables that worked with the type and banner where it would be positioned. Colors and textures also had to be considered. Continue reading

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#10 COLOR TO DYE FOR

I transitioned from painting with watercolors to painting with dyes. Dyes are a brilliant water-based medium. Some art directors don’t like their brightness, because there are issues when reproducing the colors.

Learning about painting with dyes was where everything changed for me. Initially, dyes are much harder to control. Their staining property causes the color to become embedded on paper almost immediately. Watercolors allow for patience and control in building up a color. With dyes, it is easy to go too dark almost immediately.
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