Design A Day, Influences, techniques

A Design a Day – Day 90

Colored Pencil and Gouache Art Deco Inspired Earring Rendering by Joana Miranda

Tonight when I sat down to do this rendering, I fully intended to do a really quick design.  I started with my shape templates and quickly laid out the hexagon and rectangle.  The two shapes combined looked very Art Deco to me, so I decided to follow this design vein.  As I started filling in the diamonds and faceted onyx, I was bothered by a lack of balance.  After I had finished the rendering, I couldn’t leave it and went back and added the pear-shape faceted emerald drop.

Time stands still for me when I design and paint.  Since this is one of the only times during the day when I’m happy to sit still and my mind is quiet, I see these designs as a form of meditation, as well a chance to further my design and rendering techniques.  These designs are my own way, too, to offer a daily gift to my readers and maybe bring a tiny bit of beauty into both our worlds.

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