Emphasising a point of view in drawing.
I took my simplified design from exercise 1 and inverted the colours on the computer to see what would happen. The lovely little white rings surprised me but the rest was too bland.
The most interesting shapes, and the ones I felt I could develop more from the original picture, were the spines within the petal shape – missing from my simplified image.
Things that initially came to mind were bronchial trees: Image from medscape.com. Frost or snow crystals: Image from wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal – and of course the many images of a diverse amount of fractals available on the net.
I re-drew my design increasing the size of the ‘petals’ to enable me to work on the inner spines. Having done that I decided to resize the comma shapes, reducing them, so they didn’t overshadow my spines and then I drew in the rings.
I wasn’t looking at colour, I liked the starkness of the black and white, but there was something missing. Despite my work on the spines I wasn’t getting a stimulating feel from the piece and it didn’t feel quite finished. So I coloured in the rings with blood red and I think it’s done the trick quite well and given me more focal interest.