Aboriginal Redux

A while back I posted a few drawings inspired by the dot painting of Australian aboriginal artists. I couldn’t get the concept of using dots to help structure an image out of my mind. I was so taken with the idea of those drawings that I decided to do two more. What are the animals most commonly associated with Australia? Of course, Kangaroos and Koalas. Well, I had to add those to my culturally derived menagerie. And here they are.

As with the earlier drawings, these were done on an iPad using Procreate app. They were created on multiple layers. Various colors and textures were built up in the background and the animal shapes were overlaid with layers of dot applications.

dot kangaroo created on iPad with Procreate app
dot koala created on iPad with Procreate app

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

4 thoughts on “Aboriginal Redux”

  1. I love these. The koala is especially endearing, with its suggestion of batik in the leafy background. They’d make great prints.

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    1. Thanks Judy. They were fun to do especially after dealing with that awful cold. It was nice to have the energy and motivation to get them done. Ellen wants me to have a T-shirt made of the koala. We’ll see…
      Thanks again. The aboriginal paintings are really amazing in their color, design and imagination. They’re really inspiring.


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