Saturday, July 31, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
I made a background pattern from the ocitillo leaves. I started with the natural green. In Photoshop, I can desaturate the image; and then colorize it any way I like. For these first mandalas, I turned them red. To actually use for a background, I blur and darken them so as to not compete with the foreground.
I discovered a new approach to using triangular cutouts from the photos of foliage and flowers. I replicate and rotate the triangular sections to create a dodecagon(12 sided polygon) as you see here.
This second one is made with triangles cut out of a photo of bright red ocitillo flowers.
This one combines the first two. There is a lot I can do with this technique.
To me, this one made with orange flowers, is the most amazing. The fun of this approach, is that I never know how they are going to turn out. It is always a surprise.
Some of you have been asking for a different color scheme and this presents a new palette.
I offer two variations of this mandala. Others are possible.