surfaces: abstract illustrations
My first project using some of these images was called 'surfaces' and consisted of the redesigned CD covers of Tamás Cseh. It was a very personal work which I made using some ink and photo based patterns. I never featured the ink patterns or the final artwork that came out of this experiment since I felt it was - and is still - a work in prgoress. After some more improvement, I am ready to showcase other parts too.
 
I had two great inspirations from the beginning: one was the death of a loved one - this left me with a lot of thoughts - and the other came from the lines of a great philosopher:
 
There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.
/Friedrich Nietzsche/
 
The main goal was to illustrate these with posters... So here's some stages of my process and the progress I made.
 
In the beginning I decided to go with a black and white colorset, since this resembled my feelings the best that time - I wanted rough edges and geometric shapes and a lot of contrast too. First, I made some ink sketches and took photos of these:
 
After that came winter with a lot of opportunities for surface-like nature photos, so I worked with these too.
After this I made about fifty (so this is the place to insert those fifty shades jokes, yeah :) ) different pictures based on the gathered images.
And also finished the first micro-project using the pictures. (This was the CD cover work I already mentioned)
At this point I took some time off, since some other works needed more attention. After some time I decided to get back to work.

I re-started with converting some of my pictures into seamless patterns so that they could be used in multiple ways.
From that point the final steps were not that far away: using the patterns I made several illustrations for the quote that made me start the whole project.
During the time I spent working on these illustrations, I fell in love with so many simple surfaces: I got used to walking on the street and bumping into new ones all the time. So I am very thankful for those who helped me with this idea and I hope you all will enjoy the outcome as much as I enjoyed the process... :)
 
Since I think my work should be a personal one not just for me but for all who like it, I decided on making my pattern set and some of the illustrations downloadable in my Etsy shop. If you like them, please let me know!
surfaces: abstract illustrations
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surfaces: abstract illustrations

Abstract illustrations based on a Nietzsche quote.
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