When I first started all this drawing abstract geometric designs business, I tried a lot of different kinds of art paper, some larger, some smaller. In my exuberance, I'd sometimes draw right out to the edge of the page, only stopping when I realized that I had to stop, or continue the drawing on the table top (which would be a hassle to try to frame).
Another consideration was how to preserve the designs after they were finished. I couldn't afford to frame each one, but I wanted to keep them handy so I could show them to people, but I also wanted to protect them so they wouldn't get wrinkled or smudged. Hmmm... what to do?
Then I discovered those clear plastic page protectors with the 3 ring binder holes conveniently attached! They're designed to snuggly hold a standard size 8.5" by 11" sheet of paper, I can get them at my friendly, neighborhood Walgreens for a very reasonable price, and they last forever! Perfect, right?
Unfortunately, most drawing tablets don't come in 8.5" by 11" size, which meant I had to trim the paper so the pictures would fit. For most of my designs, that wasn't a problem, but what to do with the slightly larger ones? Well, ever creative, I bought a 12" by 12" scrapbook binder with clear plastic page covers build in and stuffed them into that; making a label for the outside that read, "Slightly Larger Worlds."
|Slightly Larger Worlds - Cover|
Later, I started drawing on sheets of 8.5 x 11 cardstock, which suits me to a T, and most of the time until then I remembered to leave a margin of safety around the edges of my designs so I could save them in a 3 ring binder, But not always, so my collection of 'Slightly Larger Worlds' slowly increased. I've shown some of them at this blog in previous posts; globes, hypercubes, mazes and so forth, but tonight (and next week) I'm going to show the rest! Aren't you lucky?
|Step 9. 7/31/04|
|P.O.C. 4 - 8/16/04|
|50 Color Exercise. 10/29/04|
|Embedded Random Fractile. 2/18/05|
Oops! I left one out because I thought I'd already shown it at one of my posts about mazes, but after double-checking, I saw that I hadn't. So this counts as a
|Random Fractile Maze, Mostly Green. 2/24/05|
|Random Progression. 3/14/05|
Here's another one I overlooked when I was posting this first batch of slightly larger worlds. Oops.
Update #2: 7/15/05
|Linked Structure With the Works. 4/26/05|
|Almost Symmetrical Linked Structure. 5/7/05|
|Fractile Monolith. 5/31/05|
|Green Crystal. 6/15/05|
There's no way this next one will fit in my scanner, but here's as much of it as will fit at one time.
|72 Colors. 6/19/05|
|I Couldn't Stop Myself. 6/29/05|
|I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm Getting Close! 8/11/05|
In the meantime, here's another black and white picture page for you budding artists to work on.
Do you remember the Nickleodeon Show? At one point, good old Bill Cosby joined the cast to do a segment called "Picture Pages". I suddenly remembered the jingle they'd play to announce the segment of the show, and now it's running over and over in my head!
Caution, this link may be habit forming! Picture Pages - You Tube
|Black and White test #6|
And now, Kevin Koastie!
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