Today I am going to discuss using text messages as an art form.
Olivia (Year of the Numen) has a lot going on in her life which she keeps to herself. Because of the format, I have to write short, compelling conversations. This will force me, as the author, to not get side tracked for too long into these side stories and yet fill in some background about the main characters. I plan to sprinkle the text of the story with snippets of Olivia’s text exchanges.
I accidentally overwrote this post, so I am reposting the photos and will try to fill in the instructions as I wrote them.
I was interested in the little leaves I’ve seen in in Henna designs. They are formed by starting a distance away from the vine. Below I drew a step-out for you to follow.
This is the design I drew using the leaves. I found a similar pattern online looking through henna pictures.
Then I took a cell phone photo of it and cleaned it up in Photoshop. Below is the inverse picture which is also pretty. After cleaning it up, I saved it as a jpeg file and imported into Artrage where I added the colors above using the fill tool to create the final image (first photo in post).
So, even a little doodle like this can add interest to your posts – sometimes less is more.
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