Inspire Me Thursday - Limited Palette




Hi!


This week at IMT, the topic is limited palette. In working on an idea for a few ATCs, I used the limited palette on the left. (The pale jade and grey colors on the right side of the card aren't scanning well)


After the palette was fixed. I made the surface design (first image) for the two coffee cups and applied it to the cups, altering the perspective a bit.


surface design






cup 1





cup 2

Enjoy!


Lise


9 comments:

megan said...

the tea cup feels like it could dance off the page...i do like it! i also like that you showed the palette and talked about your approach.

fyi...i posted the source photo & some notes for my inspire me thursday piece in answer to your question...see link below...and thanks much for asking!

http://dotintime.blogspot.com/2007/09/notes-on-previous-post.html

Patricia J. Mosca said...

This design is right up my alley!! LOve it! Love the colors...Now where can I buy one of those coffee cups? And can you make it in a mug style, cause I like a big o' cup of java!!

Judy Scott said...

wow this is brilliant, I love the colour palette and I really love the design. I think Chrysti was the first person I know to create inchies in paper and collage, hers are brilliant. Thanks for your visit, Judy :)

Deb G said...

Lots of fun! I like how you posted your palette as well as the design as separate pieces.

carla said...

These are so pretty! I love the designs on the cups, and the colors are great together. You really got a lot of fine detail on such a small surface.

Lise Richards said...

Thanks Carla - I guess I am used to working on smaller surfaces and using very fine lined pens. Years ago my artist friends told me that I would probably prefer a larger canvas because it means more freedom. So for a while I worked on huge surfaces. Now I find that I prefer the smaller size of the ATCs - I guess everything goes full circle... :-)

And Pattie - I made a mug just for you :-)
http://mondayartday.ning.com/photo/photo/show?id=1046607:Photo:2183

Cheryl Finley: said...

Lise,
This is SO very cool, and pretty! I like seeing your process for creating ATCs (I've never done one). And I love that you desinged the "surface design" for the cup...and the shading on the 2nd cup. Wow! Your creative flair always inspires me! --and the colors, I love...very unique!

Nicole V Lozano said...

How fun to see you work through the color palette from start to finish. I enjoy it.

Julia said...

I would love to have cups like that !!