current project - pine cones!
Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:23PM
Joanna Casucci

I am so excited about my current project!  I have been trying to figure out the lovely mixture of mathematics and chaos that is the pinecone. 

At the core of my process is exploration -- when I get a new subject, I try it out it in different media -- pen/ink, watercolor, colored pencil, guache, pastel, pencil, and then look at what other artists have done with it. 

I decided I wanted the feel of a botanical illustration with more character and heart, and I loved what Jane Burkinshaw and Olga Inoue had done.  Here is the latest -- I am going to add some pine needles, I think, and adjust the coloring in Photoshop to better fit the client's wedding colors.

Update on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 02:44PM by Registered CommenterJoanna Casucci

This one is finished!  See my latest post for an update.

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