Art Deco is all about planning, form, structure and clean lines. Although I am still finding my way with different media and subjects, one thing is clear. My images tend to develop organically and often the final outcome is done pretty swiftly.
I needed a twist. I settled on turning one of my doodled characters into an aspiring Art Deco lady. She isn't all tall and thin and willowy, but she tries.
* Update! This is one of the picks on the challenge blog :)
Art Deco picks #illo52weeks blog
Drawn with pencil and colour added using Pixlr
|The original line drawing|
I then wanted to play with patterns a bit more and was taken with how the structure of an iris is like Art Deco. I'm afraid my concentration lapsed by the time I got to the eye lashes, and perhaps the patterns in the iris could have been large for more impact.
Inktense pencils on cartridge paper.
(I had trouble lightening this one)