The words for today are…Obsession and Depression.
Holy Moly their tough ones….but…I have an idea. Am thinking its got to be a pattern…..and maybe a silhouette or something of a person. Kinda like an op art style image!!!!! Gonna get tea and do some sketching!!!
So….have had a look through some of the op art images I have done before….I reckon todays image will be a similar style…….
…now am gonna drink tea, illustrate some op art and listen to the very best of the doors!! Its a doors kinda day!!
Decided to be a good student and do some file management before I started illustrating!! Have all my illustrations and photos sorted into folders and am good to go again.
Now all I have to do is fill about a million squares black…..
Am still filling in black squares…even though their not squares!!!
I think I may be obsessed with creating op art!!!! But….if I do it too long it could be depressing!!!!
work in progress….
op op op op op!!!!!!!!! My eyes are starting to go funny!!!!!
My eyes hurt! Time to take a break and get more tea!
The plan is to use this image…place it to the left, copy, transform and reflect it to make like a corridor kinda thing!!!
Am thinkin it needs to be a longer corridor!!!!???
Gave up on the background for a little while and created the character to use. I was going to do a silhouette but I decided instead to use a black and white pattern as well. The pattern for the person is a bit all over the place……kinda like their mind…their so depressed they cant even think straight!
Right….so am almost done…..its a bit of a weird one again!
I’m Thinking that the people are all sitting in a row sad and depressed with their heads down. I chose to put lots of people in because sometimes a person who is depressed may feel alone, not realising that their are others who feel exactly the same.
The background is repetitive and for some people it can be hard to look at….a bit like a person who’s depressed cant always look at a simple problem logically, and they find it hard to just deal with the world. I decided to leave the perspective of the background because I feel leaving it to rise much higher above the people its almost like they are being engulfed by it. They are getting lost in the bigger picture, because they are so obsessed in focusing on the negative aspects of life!!
So….I may be done…but…..I might also change the direction of the lines on the floor. Gotta think about it for a few minutes!!!
Am confused….have changed the floor….hmmmmmmm!!!
Am done done……and the winning image is……
Afterthoughts: (Hours later!!!) So, today brought about a chance for me to do some op art….I do love op art!! Its so easy to get lost in creating these kind of patterns. The process itself is something I tend to become obsessive over, which is kind of ironic….I wanted to make the image play a trick on the eye, by making the straight lines look like their curved at times, and I wanted the image to appear as if it went on and on, beyond what is visible to the eye.
I chose the last background I created as I feel it adds to the illusion and creates more depth. It is also easier to read, and the people are clearer….kind of! I want the people to sort of blend into the background, because I would reckon if somebody was feeling depressed they would want to just blend into the background, and not bring attention to themselves.
I could actually go on and on about how different elements within the image are symbolic to the words I had today,….but id probably just sound like a mad person , so that’s it….till tomorrow!!!
Tools Used: Adobe Illustrator
It was good to get some op art out of my system!
Another day..done and done!!!!!