Textured Abstracts

When I’m creating abstract designs I usually work on three images at a time. The reason for this is to explore the possibilities of individual tools in Procreate app and to consider variations on a specific compositional theme. Therefore, all three of these abstractions have several things in common. They share subject matter composed of geometric shapes (circles, rectangles, etc) and various uses of lines. Their color schemes are related and all three evolved using the same few tools in combination.

All of the designs were created using multiple layers in Procreate app for iPad. The texturing of each surface was done separately in iColorama which is a photo editing app that works very well to alter the look of original artwork as well.

This composition incorporates a warm palette and limited values of light middle tones without great contrast. Using overlapping similar values and colors creates a subtle complexity.
Still using geometric shapes and lines, this composition uses high contrasts of values and a mainly cool palette of blues and purples with a few warm colors added for variety.
The final design continues with the geometric theme and combines both the warm and cool palettes. A new addition is the use of black overlaid circles and lines to add motion and unity to the composition.

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.

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