Monday, February 12, 2018

Finished Cock Boy Designs

Line Type Designs
Rooster Cockfields and McCoys White Lightening
This rooster design was created with a variety of markers and weighted and hatched lines.  The suit he is wearing was also washed with alcohol to create the fabric look.  The heavy lines are in the shadows.  He is my favorite of the four designs.

Rooster Cockburn
This next rooster was created with gestural lines with marker on gessoed board.    You can see the scribbled and diagonal lines in the design.  The blue gray areas were Sharpie pens and alcohol.

Lonesome Cock-a-doodle
 This third rooster was created with gestural lines and organic lines.  The color was created with colored Sharpies and washed with alcohol to create the painted look.  Then lines and hatch marks were added with Sharpies and black markers.  

General Custer Rooster
 This fourth rooster design was created with white gelly-roll pin on black gessoed board.  The line type is decorative like zen-tangle lines.  The white washed sky  in the background was created with white ink and water.  The dark was along the edges in a shadow type was created with water washed over the gelly-roll.  I like this design because of the unique effect.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Cock Boys

For my ink line drawings I saw an eagle that I really liked in Pinterest and began pinning some interesting birds.  When I saw the roosters, I had the idea that it would  be funny to emphasize their manliness as they were rugged roosters.  I then thought the cowboys could do that.  I then found sites where women were cooing about John Wayne and the cowboys from Lonesome Dove.  The cock boys were conceived.  Here is their beginning, we will see how they develop and how long they take me to do.



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Complementary Color Example

 Here are the steps that I took in creating my first of four color scheme examples.  I started with turquoise high-flo Golden Paint and Gesso,


I refined it by adding in the rocks, or islands.

I used the complement orange strait out of the bottle on the canvas.

Here all that I did was blend it in to the back ground with a little white.

More cad orange and white were added.

The two complements, orange and blue were used on the horizon and the rocks.


I used black to darken the rocks and add a dark front edge as well as add the sun in a yellow tone.  This addition makes it an analogous complement scheme.


To appear more realistic, the white was added in a glaze over the color at the horizon and at one edge of the two rocks.  I also used an orange in areas to tone down the blue.  This is not a highly realistic painting, but that is good as it only to about 45 minutes from beginning to end.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Experiments

As we experimented with a variety of techniques it was for a purpose in mind.  Learning about the elements and principles, and having a way to experiment with design ideas without applying great skill.  The mock- ups that you create should showcase this.


These are the examples of Elements and Principles made through App Play on my iPad.  This was one day's worth of experiments on your iPad.

This mandala shape was created with the Photo Collage App on my iPad from photographs of experiments and represents the Design Principal of Radial Balance.

This square shape was created with the Fragment App on my iPad from photographs of experiments and represents the Design Principal of Symmetrical Balance.
This square shape was created with theDali Camera App on my iPad from photographs of experiments and represents the Design Principal of Asymmetrical Balance.
This square shape was created with the  Photo Collage App on my iPad from photographs of experiments and represents the Design Principal of Symmetrical Balance.
This square shape was created with the  Photo Collage App on my iPad from photographs of experiments and represents the Design Principal of Proportion and the Golden Mean.
This square shape was created with the  Photo Collage App on my iPad from photographs of experiments and represents the Design Principal of Proportion and focal point.
This square shape was created with the  Photo Collage App on my iPad from photographs of experiments and represents the Design Principal of Asymmetry, Focal Point and the Golden Mean.
This square shape was created with the  Photo Collage App on my iPad from photographs of experiments and represents the Design Principal of Movement through Diagonal Lines which create Approximate Symmetry.
This square shape was created with the  Photo Collage App on my iPad from photographs of experiments and represents the Design Principal of Symmetry and Focal Point and a good example of a shape inside a shape composition design.
This square shape was created with the  Photo Collage App on my iPad from photographs of experiments and represents the Design Principal of Rhythm.
This is organic line in swirled colors made with acrylic paint and shaving cream, the foil shape is also an example of texture.
This mono-type -  table print has  colors which create a focal point with the subordinate complementary color of blue to orange.
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This is acrylic paint on card stock with alcohol making the drops. The Clay shape makes a dominant focal-point.
This is acrylic paint on card stock with alcohol making the drops. The square shape is a clapboard coated with black paint and scratched through showing a line design
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This is organic line in swirled colors made with acrylic paint and shaving cream.
This is organic line in swirled colors made with acrylic paint and shaving cream, the foil shape is also an example of texture.
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Finished Cock Boy Designs

Line Type Designs Rooster Cockfields and McCoys White Lightening This rooster design was created with a variety of markers and weigh...