Category Archives: Traditional

Which Way Is Up?

 

Black and White animated gif of fiberous lines
©2018 Joshua E Seaver

An earlier piece in the series using a process of doodling in the dark (ok, candlelight).

In this one, I rotated the board as I laid down the lines, asking me to question which way was up. So decided to present it as an animated gif so the viewer can decide.  The image will begin to animate 2 seconds after loading if you view the larger version by clicking on the image at left.

Heartsong Doodle

Color Image of semi-abstract organic forms
©2018 Joshua E Seaver

Here is the final in the series using a process of doodling in the dark (ok, candlelight).

In this one, I learned how habitual it is in me to pull out a humanoid form or a face no matter how abstract the initial doodle. That’s why I am also playing with which way is up on these. I did a fair amount of the coloring on this with it turned 90 degrees clockwise, but decided I like the composition oriented this way. As always, clicking on the image shows a larger version.

Cosmic Egg/Cosmic Birth Doodle

Color Image of a cosmic egg
©2018 Joshua E Seaver

Back at it. I did a series of both black and white and color images on small boards using a process of doodling in the dark, not knowing what the final image contours would be until emerging into the light again. It was a good process for unwinding/unlearning the ingrained habit of having an outcome. It’s definitely liberating to take a line for a walk without worrying whether or not the artifact will be visually pleasing, though I’m decently satisfied with the final piece. As always, clicking on the image shows a larger version.