project. Honest. Pinky Swear! Then I went to see the National Gallery and the Sacred Threads Exhibit and now I have several ideas of where my next project should go. Not to mention the dozens of inspirational photos I took in the three days. All of which adds up to me deciding on what to study next.
(As an aside - if you're ever looking for a wonderful place to take inspirational photos - try the National Mall. OMG - its just one great composition after another - all the interesting architecture, people, odd objects you could ever want to digitize. I promise I'll get some edited and share them!)
Seeing the Praise ladies hanging and throngs of summer tourists over the weekend, brought to mind a favorite photo I had in my first inspirational album. Because, I am hibernating in my air conditioned bedroom today (yes summer has finally hit the Erie lake shore), I thought I would play with some new designs off of that photo. Once again - taking out this photo - I was struck by the girls arms and the nice composition.
So today, I pared down the grouping to three - leaving out non-essential (for now) arms. Then I started playing with back grounds.
I tried a realistic approach:
Then I tried changing the background to my favorite curves:
I wasn't too hot on the curves engulfing the subjects - they sorta got lost in the action - so I changed the background to a square:
Which I liked better. Then I tried chopping up the composition - funky!
Now Elizabeth Barton recommends at least 24 potential sketches of a main idea. (Yes - you read that right 24!) And really - let's face it - I only have a glimmer of an idea - rather than a solid thought out one at this point. But this photo has been rumbling around my brain for a long while and I thought I would start with it.
So 4 down 20 to go - grin!!
I promise to write up reviews on the National Gallery and the Sacred Thread Exhibitions soon! Between the sudden heat and travel fatigue, I've had a hard time getting myself going this week!
So what have you been up to creatively?