Fiber Pens Proof One

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An attempt to scan raffia and wool and then turn these into artistic pens in Illustrator.

Fiber Proof Two Recreated Using Digital Pens. 800 × 600 pixels.

I hated the image when I made it: the clearly artificial nature; the repeat pattern; the flatness, i.e. lack of “depth” which some strategic shading and opacity might achieve.

Update: A day later, I’m warming to it.

There is a lot to make the simulation better. But, in doing so, will something be “lost”: the obviously repetitive nature in the yellow field looks like bricks.

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