How do you begin a new artwork? Make drawings, use a sketchbook, improvise on the design wall? Do you have it all thought out before you start or just start and see where the design wants to take you? Our interviews and resource links in this unit of SAQA Seminar: Visual Design all focus on the many possible ways to design. Find what works for you and fine tune it!
Resources and other inspiring links
Three more witty graphic interpretations of the creative process.
Faith Ringgold discusses the process she used to create her Tar Beach quilt.
Beth Carney shares how she "dances into design" in this SAQA Journal article.
Fiber artist Daphne Taylor tells about her use of sketchbooks in the process of creating her work.
Jane Sassaman takes us through all the decisions she makes as she collages a new piece. The finished piece will be shown at Quilt Festival Houston so watch for more photos in November!
An E-book from Textile Artist.com on how fiber artists design using Sketchbooks. They all have unique ways of drawing, painting or collecting images that they use to make their work.
Linda Kemshall offers ideas for coming up with an original design in a recent blog post.
Paula Kovarik uses her imagination and intuition to draw lines into little symbols. Her sketchbook and sewing machine is her way into her process.
Brilliant, inspiring (and short!) video by Daniel Sax using Ira Glass's description of what to do when you feel like your work is not that good.
Lisa Congdon did a beautiful job lettering this quote from Sister Corita Scott Kent about making art. (We're so excited that Lisa will be speaking at the SAQA conference in San Jose!)
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