Hey Brendan Apologies for not posting here when I said I would. .....
As always, your work leaves me contmplating another way of looking at design or concepts. Work is very graphic and I like the limited use of color, with the brights really reserved. I am looking at how your design leads the eye......which I feel for you is intuitive rather than planned. Perhaps I'm wrong as I know you want to consciously design your pieces, and maybe you do, so if thats the case then your work feels intuitive and not forced. Your stuff doesn't have any sense of overwork.
I'm going to file away some ideas your Carmen card has given me on second look at it's 1st reiteration.
All the work has such different viewpoints from my own.......what I mean, I have been so stuck on the representational all the way thru a picture that I've failed to see so many ways to open up the work/concepts I devise. I am really drawn to the colors and the interposition of a a dimensional figurative element as if it is coming through the field of the graphic plane. As in this one
I really like that "tactic"! Again ideas are catching in the flypaper brain of mine.
has a lifting sense. Underwater kelp forest, or a very breezy (not windy) gentle pressure up through a canopy. Like the brilliant blue against the dryer greens.
The fish bowl is great.
Am inspired by your watercolor style of illos.
So, hope to see you appear here soon. However long it takes I know what you bring back here will BE extra cool.