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17 April 2014

And then there is detail...

On the opposite end of the spectrum from simpicity is detail. This too can be challenging in how you interpret it. Does it mean lots of fiddly bits, all the lines included or just focussing in on a part. I had a try of both approaches.

This one is also part of an assignment for TAFE. It is a motif for the book The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. I did this quite large so I could include the fine detail but it will be reduced down to 6 cm which is pretty small. Hopefully not too much detail will be lost. Completed using dip pen and ink.

I love macro photography. You see things with a whole different light. Parts of an object that you wouldn't normally focus on too much show their brilliance. I have a photo of a part of a barbed wire fence that I have admired for some time. I decided to paint it using watercolour.

To round things off for the week I also completed a portrait of a friends cat. Lots of detail in the face, expression, fur and the fabric of the couch he is resting on. I think I captured his look pretty well. They were happy with it.

So that was week 15. Time is flying by already.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pieces, especially the barbed wire...just the perfect amount of rust.