Colour pencil sketches (on blue paper) of some cells found in ocean waters (copied from a book). The colours are those stains used in the original microscope photography to enable the cells to be seen more clearly. In drawing these, I've been trying to capture the transluscency as well as pattern formations.
Both sketches have resulted in ideas for further development.
Following the cell route, I'm looking at structures & formations - this is leading rapidly into geometric shapes based around curves etc. Working in Illustrator, some initial design 'sketches' have resulted in these shapes which can easily transform into 3D forms.
To get me back into the mood of 'sketching' (having spent some time on the computer) & working with paper again, I've started off with a few initial sketches on cells ... already it's providing me with some fresh ideas to work with (have a look here to see some of them as they progress).
I've recently got the printer inks in place so today can print a series of 47 'computer' sketches. Although great for on-line viewing, I miss not having actual paper ones to hand - especially if I want to quickly review, add or enhance a design. Now partially back in the studio & ready to begin work on some designs, I thought I should first get them onto a display area to look at. Already as they are printing, textures are more visually apparent - something not seen on-line quite as easily. The design above in particular: the pale blue area to the right (overlayed in black) - viewing on-line portrays flat colour but when printed, shows a 3D texture to be more apparent.