Monday, July 16, 2007


Hey guys,

I am working on a piece and here are some rough sketches for composition. I want to put some layers of collage ( fabric) as parts of the hot air balloon and around it... I also want to use some pen and ink along with paint/ colored pencil/ watercolor in places too.

Which is the most interesting composition so far?

Oh and the bird painting is the one that is a finalist in the jjill contest. Go to under "nature of compasstion" to vote if you get the chance! Funny thing to note- When I submitted the bird I wasn't happy with where it was so since then - on the original piece- painted over the bird, (keeping the shape) collaged in more fabric and painted in the top left corner...


Blogger Sarah Fox said...

That's so exciting! You're one of 10 finalists!! Go Kim!! What happens if you win. The final piece looks awesome, I love the flower shapes.
I think I really like the first composition, I like the two balloons, with their stripes going different directions, but I really like the swirly things in the air in the other two. I think the second one is very nice too. The third one is the most simple, but then with all of the colors, I don't know if in the end that one would be easier to read...hmmm. So now i just made things more confusing. I think it will turn out great, I think #1 is the strongest.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Tyler said...

First of all, congratulations on being a finalist!! That's awesome, Kim.

About the thumbs... So far I like number 2 the best... but right now they're all pretty much line drawings and they really need some values. I think 3 could be good but I noticed that it's a square right now and I wonder if it's meant to be the same dimensions as the first two. If so, then I think it would really change the balance. And with some tracing paper, maybe see what a hint of a top of a balloon would look like at the bottom of the compositions.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Cat Scott said...

Kim, I have already voted and have told a lot of people to vote - and they all LOVE what you did! most have said they will buy it once it wins and is printed :)

Second of all, I love your thumbnails - I personally prefer the bottom one. The text is a visually heavy area that I think could be nicely balanced by the big colorful balloon. I think the other ones would work just so long as the colors don't compete too much with the text.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Don Rogers said...

well I guess I have to say I prefer the bottom sketch. I like all the type at the bottom and the balloon floating/rising above - good luck,

8:14 PM  

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