EXPLORING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

Once I composed quite a stockpile of my botanical drawings, the question burned in me: what the heck do I do with all of these?! As an industrial designer, I'm enthralled with different materials and processes. So, I began to play.

Below are examples of some of the different methods I've used to color and display my drawings. Some successful and some not as much, but I've had a lot of fun during the process!

Currently I'm exploring the art of painting on glass, and will post results of that process soon.

 Watercolor and gold decorative paper. Black line drawing is on acetate surface spaced .25" from the paper, creating a sense of depth and shadow.

Watercolor and gold decorative paper. Black line drawing is on acetate surface spaced .25" from the paper, creating a sense of depth and shadow.

 Gold leafing experiment.

Gold leafing experiment.

 Over saturated watercolor with metallic liquid leaf detail.

Over saturated watercolor with metallic liquid leaf detail.

 Watercolor on Yupo paper, with black acrylic background. Metallic liquid leaf detail.

Watercolor on Yupo paper, with black acrylic background. Metallic liquid leaf detail.