This was my first attempt at graffiti and I'm sure that from now on, I'll be paying more attention to graffiti designs when I see any. In my graffiti, I incorporated elements from my landscape photographs and used some landscape related words I've been 'playing with' recently. I even filled the letters with the textures I created for my flamingo in my lino printing workshop, so one thing builds on another.
I cut and folded the page of graffiti into a book form to see if any interesting or abstract designs would emerge.
I've used this folding and cutting technique before and have previously been pleased with the surprise designs that emerged but not so this time. I think this is probably because I don't really like seeing the obviously incomplete words, especially when it's such a large element of the overall design.
So I did go back to the more traditional method of using two 'Ls' to isolate a few areas for consideration. To some extent this has the same issue but I do like the depth in the 'TES' piece and that this could be an idea worth progressing.
We also cut out words relating to our theme and randomly over laid them...or as randomly as my brain would let me.
We then isolated areas of the words to draw, hoping some interesting and original designs would emerge. I think the first drawing has potential and I'll give it some thought about how I could develop it. Can you see which areas of the words I drew? No, I thought not.