SOME IDEAS FOR STARTING
You might be wondering where or how to start your own “Finding Abstracts” assignment (challenge). I’ve given you the parameters that I used. You could start there. But what then? What do you look for?
A few questions for you to ask yourself (more than once) might be helpful:
- What am I looking at? (That’s Frame 1)
- What do I see? (Frames 2-6/7 are the abstracts) Break it down. Open your eyes and mind. See what you see.
- What is it? (Your subject – its name)
- What is it about? (Line, shape, color, texture, patterns, etc.) The answer will give you some direction.
- How do I want it to look? (This helps steer where you stand, what technique you use and other creative decisions.)
Remember, most importantly, this is NOT about perfection. (Should I say that again?) This is not about getting everything “right” or caring what anyone else thinks. It is for you and only your benefit. If you choose to share with others, that’s up to you. Share without expectations. Not everyone will “get it.” Who cares? I don’t. That’s why I’m sharing the screen shots of all 105 frames unedited. They are neither good nor bad. They simply represent a span of time when I gave myself an exercise to “flex” my seeing muscles (and get out of the house). To repeat myself (we all need to hear this), this is NOT about perfection!
If you need a helpful reminder, again, listen to what Neil Gaiman has to say about doing you:
“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So, write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”