Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Batch

You can check these out in larger sizes at my Flickr .
I like these.

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11 comments:

Jeffrey Meyer said...

Excellent, man. Your best yet.

2nd, 3rd & 5th have especially strong compositions and fascinating use of space.

I keep looking at #5 -- wondering how austere and "disjointed" (not an insult) you can make a picture and still have it work, still be compelling, all the elements still "singing" off one another. I love it.

ULAND said...

Thanks Jeffrey. Your note about 5 especially. I'm shooting for that kind of thing.

Aeron said...

Have you thought of buying transparent sheets and drawing on them with these sort of abstractions? mixing and matching an assortment over each other could create some unintended compositions that you might really like.

Matt Kish said...
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Matt Kish said...

That deleted comment above was from me because there was some atrocious grammar. Fixed, it reads as below...

Jeffrey's comments were especially apt. I really admire the way that, in each of these, there is absolutely not a line wasted. To borrow Jeffrey's term, these may at first seem disjointed, yet each is a seamless whole. Miniature worlds bound only by the edges of the paper. Really really great stuff.

ULAND said...

Aeron: I have messed around with transparency paper, but have a hard time using ink and brush on them. I've been doing something similar with scanning different elements and messing with them on photoshop too, but haven't really mastered it yet. I do like the idea of using different color lines on the same piece...
On two of these, I took parts I drew in sketchbook and used a lightbox to copy them to the watercolor sheets, which is similar..
Thanks for your thoughts Matt. I think the comment about creating the environment bound by the paper itself is apt. I hadn't thought of it that way, but it's there, for sure. I think this might be a result of not being able to decide if I want to draw a "scene" type environment, or if I want to let go of that and go for abstraction and just deal with the paper itself. Hope that makes sense..
Thanks again.

Logœme said...

Very beautiful! The greenish brown is fascinating and very soft. Does the H stands for hospital? Strangely I see a breast in the last picture.

ULAND said...

Not sure about the H's. I like that letter. It has some kind of evil quality to me..

teplin said...

These are outstanding. I wish I could see them larger.

ULAND said...

Thanks Scott! Check out my flickr account for larger images.

Paleo said...

man, you've been chasing that graphic dragon for a long time now, and with this batch you got him to bring you the newspaper and your slippers!