I did some interesting designs in May. I guess it's too bad I wasn't able to show them to anyone until the tail-end of June. Oops, sorry. And the Ever-Exciting, Break-Neck-Pace, On-The-Edge-Of-Your-Seat Adventures of Kevin Koastie is back as well! Yay! Let's get started, shall we?
Years ago, I figured out that I could make some pretty interesting geometric designs based on a simple square or triangle based grid. Drawing the grid lines on the page I was working on was kind of messy, so I looked for a solution. I created my own grid pattern on a separate sheet of drawing paper, bought a clear plastic clipboard to draw on, and positioned my grid under my sheet of drawing paper.
Then when I hold my clipboard up to the light, I can see the grid through my sheet of drawing paper and lightly pick out the points I need to set the dimensions of my next design. Problem solved! Yay!
But back in April I started to experiment with grid-like designs drawn without a grid, I like to incorporate the magical Random Element into my designs, but what if I drew a design where the Random Element was in the Grid itself?
Yeah, it felt like that!
So I spent most of May (and June) working out the details of how to draw a design without a grid, Kind of like working without a net. So, now let's have a look at what came off the slab in May!
|Cheshire Cat. 5/6/15|
And... since she gave me an idea that I could use, she deserves a Musey!
|A Musey for that young lady at work, whose name escapes me at the moment!|
|The "Idea" of Sangria. 5/7/15|
|Off The Grid Maze. 5/12/15|
|Unexpected Mountain. 5/16/15|
|Rough Draft (or How to Fold a Piece of Paper in Half 8 Times). 5/19/15|
After I did that, I noticed that the creases of the folds in the piece of paper made another kind of grid, so I flatten it out, and drew this one free-hand, with no guidelines at all! OK, I told a lie, I think I drew a few guidelines somewhere in the center of the page where it gets all scrunched up.
|Totally Expected Valley. 5/28/15|
And to finish up the month of May, here's a non-random grid based design.
|A Different Kind of Bulgyness. 5/30/15|
Oh, I almost forgot, here's a work in progress. I drew it on a piece of green paper so the white colored pencil would show.
|Work in Progress 6/27/15|
And now Kevin Koastie!
|Stop! ... Hero Time!|