Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ocitillo Array Expanded


I have expanded the ocitllo array to a larger pattern. This would make good wallpaper, and could be expanded indefinately.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ocitillo Backgrounds



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.

Ocitillo Mandalas


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.