For the past few days, I’ve been enjoying experimenting with shapes and colour. Following on from my last blog inspired by Matisse’s cut outs, I’ve been exploring painting blocks of colour with goache onto sheets of newsprint paper. Using a felt pen, I played about with taking a line for a walk, making loose, unplanned shapes which I then cut up and put aside.
I then selected coloured shapes at random and firmly glued them to a blank piece of paper, the result was a very busy, cluttered collage with many overlapping shapes.
My plan was to then simply fold the A4 paper into quarters and then eighths, to create compositions. By rotating and cropping, I am now able to decide which compositions (if any) I would like to develop further.
The below images, show how patterns can begin to emerge through reflecting and rotating in Adobe Illustrator.