Monday, April 29, 2013

Creative Tuesdays: Monogram

As a printmaker and painter, the idea of creating monograms was very intriguing. My first idea came from my interest in illustrating water. I have always been inspired by the energy water can demonstrate in artwork. This was an abstract I had made in the past year. It's part of a set of abstracts, and this one focuses more on water:


© Splash Abstract by Abigail Davidson; Size: 12x12 inches; Mediums: Acrylic and modeling paste on stretched canvas

From this piece, I thought about ways to take my interest in water and put that into a monogram design. This is what evolved:


© Water Monogram by Abigail Davidson; Mediums: Color pencil, marker, pen ink

Although one is a mixed media painting and the other is a drawing, it's still taking the same theme and interpreting it in a new way.

I became inspired again to create another monogram. I have always loved old-fashioned book illustrations where the words are engraved with little vines and flowers, so this is what came to mind:


© Illustrative Monogram by Abigail Davidson; Mediums: color pencil, marker, pen ink

There are an infinite number of concepts for monograms, so I'll probably make more in the future!




16 comments:

  1. Wow these are so creative, just lovely!

    Christine

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  2. Visiting from Creative Tuesdays - WOW!and double WOW! From your original to the delicate pink, all these are so beautiful to me!! Thank you for sharing :0) Mo

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  3. These are lovely! I really like the water inspired one especially :) The blues make it seem quite regal!

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  4. Beautiful!!! Love each one and love to see how ideas evolve.

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  5. Love your different variations, the pink is so delicate. Gorgeous abstract as well.

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  6. I love all of these! The blues are my favorites. I like how you took the water theme and transformed it into something new. Lovely work!

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    1. Thank you Janice for your kind words! I also enjoyed your monogram submissions.

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  7. Your monograms are lovely. Well done. Love the blue. :)

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  8. Oh they're all so cute, Abigail. Lovely. Love how you start with that abstract painting and then to the monogram and then even another one. Lovely! I think you did a great job exploring monograms, for sure! Glad you played along. Thank you!

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