Glass Skies Sequence-2.
January 7th, 2010 by Lex





Stepwise into the sky, off the earth, onto the ether, into the fall.

Digital: Massive Journey-4.
July 20th, 2009 by Lex

Back, with a dive into a journey within a Kandinsky.



Digital: Massive Journey-3.
May 20th, 2009 by Lex

We go with Delaunay to the center of the Eiffel tower, refracted in paint, burnt with light and shadow, cut with escapes to the sky. Sharp lines stand against the soft hues of the blue canvas.




Digital: Massive Journey-2.
May 18th, 2009 by Lex

Braque’s amber brushstrokes capture within a deep fantastical structure. Merely cosmic.





Digital: Massive Journey-1.
May 16th, 2009 by Lex

Working on a large digital piece, I am starting to run into “happy accidents”, i.e., beautiful random byproducts of layering and collage. These become very striking when combined with some classic brush work. So far, I have tried Braque and Delaunay as backgrounds, in addition to smaller homages to Charles Joseph Minard, Cary Tennis, Saul Williams and David Foster Wallace. Stay tuned for the next update to see those.




Concept: Randomized Panels.
April 7th, 2009 by Lex

Cross-posted from the abstract comics blog. This project sits on SokolinDesign and was a first exploration of randomization and the sequential art form.

There are different ways to connect visual content to the “comic” medium: visual content, form, narrative. I am still trying to figure out how many recognizable ties we can remove and still hold on to a legitimate story, or how foreign we can make our visual imagery and still connect with the reader, or how differently we can structure the page and still have continuous flow.

To that end, randomization provides a good proxy test for releasing control of specific elements. In the project below, I take one cohesive piece and pull it apart into panels, and then randomize their location. Additionally, there is a bit of interactivity with the work.

This the digital version: an early test of concept that eventually brought me to the piece in the anthology.