September 3, 2010

Explorations in Op Art

I have been experimenting with optical art this month (among many things) as inspired by a regular monthy ATC art history swap and my love of zentangles. I wanted to find a middle ground and decided to play with my designs and see what would happen if I took them just a little further.
Below are the original 6 cards I completed in pen and ink on a standard ATC size card....

I then scanned them into the computer and in photoshop I experimented with adding colour and textures to made them into a separate piece of artwork which I then used for a digital swap.

 Doing this not only helped me to apply one of my designs to various methods of interpretation, but I taught myself how to better use various tools in photoshop to colour in patterns. Most was a whole lot of fun !