Photographically pondering the subject Spin, Turn, Rotate….. Illustration Friday’s topic of the week.
This topic brought to mind a previous IF subject where I set the colour wheel spinning
Illustration Friday topic: Wheel
The image is an animated GIF file. If the colour wheels aren’t spinning for you already, give the image a double click. The wheels may spin slowly until fully loaded.
Shadow play inspired by Illustration Friday’s topic of the week: ‘Identical’
Medium: Paint, Adobe Photoshop
“Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence” – Henri Matisse
I’m not sure how Matisse came up with his thinking about the permanence of drawing, as a drawing could always be erased, torn, crumpled up and tossed away….and that was before the delete button of the digital age . With that in mind my “expressive gesture” in response to this week’s Illustration Friday topic takes on the modern drawing tool, the computer. Plus, I’ve been wanting to learn the animated ghost typing technique. So, this post is my homage to the digital era.
Animation enthusiasts: If you haven’t yet come across Adam Bowman’s animations, here’s a link http://abowman.com/google-modules/ He is a web developer from Maine who has created a collection of great gadgets/widgets, etc, which are small applications that can be added to web-pages or your desktop. Take a look.
At one time in the past, new to Australia, I remember thinking bats were exotic, hanging like monster black cocoons during the day from the Fig trees in Darwin. But my response to this week’s “Illustration Friday” topic is inspired by a recent summer in the Northern Rivers district of New South Wales, when thousands of bats discovered an abundant food source in a nearby mangrove swamp and took up residence for the season.
Summer in this part of Australia is unbelievably hot and humid, but evening walks were out of the question with the risk of being hit by a swooping bat. The sky was black and alive. And the noise! Sleep was elusive. Bats are considered endangered, and enjoy protected status within Australia.
Animation enthusiasts may be interested in Brett Bean’s Art Blog, a great blog site with useful information, tutorials and links.