I, as you know, use photos as inspiration in most of my work. Is it ever a copy of the photo? My opinion is no. I thought I would offer the design process of my latest project as the proof of my opinion.
Cool huh?! I thought so! Anyways - not being able to sketch - I traced the images into a composition that I liked (this composition was always in my creative mind - I choose the images to suit the composition)
But - I didn't want to work representational or figurative. I've been trying to flex my abstract muscles plus play with curves. So being inspired by Sonia Delauney, I came up with this background. I tried not to overthink it too much!
hint of what the figures were originally. Or at least that's the plan.
So needless to say - I'm quite sure that nobody is going to say upon viewing the final piece - OMG - those are cemetery statues aren't they??
No they should say - OMG - Nina- how did you do that?
And that's all I'm going to say on the matter of using photos for inspiration.
So what have you been up to creatively?