Instinct plays a powerful part in decision making as an artist. Is the art work complete? How do you know? Sometimes you just do. Maybe it is the aesthetic, maybe it was the final touch of paint that brought the piece alive.
In this case it was the magic of digital manipulation.
The linear quality from the mono print was really appealing both aesthetically and texturally and I kept thinking about how the lines could be extended. This in turn led to me manipulating the image in photoshop experimenting with rotation, mirroring and layering.
Visually the piece was evolving into one that was abstract but with enough intrigue to draw the viewer in, question who the figures were? What was the meaning behind the piece?
Well that is what I hoped for.
I felt the middle design was the best piece, still abstract but not too ‘noisey’ In terms of repetition and placement on the t-shirt being the most visually impactful.
The quality and texture of the mono print was not lost, which I loved as this maintained the artistic quality I was seeking.
This was the final design, which I felt maintained the core values of the brand in terms of inclusivity and showcasing diversity whilst being artistic at the same time.
I hope you agree?