We’ve been talking about different approaches to building symmetry in our recent posts. I wanted to conclude the discussions by taking a look at a piece I recently put together. We’ll take an overview look at how the above image was constructed in this post.
The original source image for this piece came from some news imagery taken during the recent Egyptian protests. I often like to work with topical news imagery in my artwork, and then apply abstraction techniques to severely modify the way it looks.
I wanted to work with a movie brush, but rather than using a movie source brush, i’ve recently been doing a lot of exploration of the movie pixel index background texture features of the paint synthesizer. I started with one of the graffiti movie brush presets in the 3.5 Collection : Graffiti Brushes paint preset collection called Graffiti Grid Scan3 (as shown below).