« Brought to you by the letter A | Main | Riverside Quadrants and Reflections on Artistry »

January 12, 2008

Resizing my Originals

See, I'm not very good at drawing, but I have a job to illustrate a "Sustainability Pack" for a new sustainable village.
A trick I learnt when I was about ten playing for hours on dad's office photocopier on the weekend, when I wasn't photocopying random office objects, and my various body parts, was that a regular drawing once reduced or enlarged takes on a new magic.
So I have recalled that realisation for this job and I am now deciding whether I should do tiny scribbly drawings and blow them up so you can see all their blobby details and simplified shapes...

small to big

or draw really large on big sheets and shrink it down so that it becomes cute and nifty in its line work and neatness...

big to small

I'm wondering if this applies to other things. Do they just look cooler on a different scale?

mmm.. let's see...
People (babies and giants)
Food (the big pineapple, lolly pineapples)
Nature (bonsai trees and the California Redwoods)

[current mood] Homemade Guacamole & The Sundays

Posted by natalija at January 12, 2008 6:38 PM


if you never need the services of an illustrator contact Alica (Ali J) she rocks.
she also codes.. and is super nice. We were booth buddies at the East Freo Festival and work together with her illustrations in my resin. I love the idea of reducing super size images down into miniature, you go girl!

Posted by: Miss Dot at January 13, 2008 9:34 AM

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)