march 2017: The raven . . .

I have been wanting to develop some repeat patterns of my work for a while now; encompassing hand drawn and painted imagery together into a digital montage via Photoshop. I used to use Photoshop A LOT in a previous life as a mac operator/art worker in my graphic design days and love to use it as a creative tool layering up images and textures to form a piece of art in it's own right. The first of the series I want to explore, as a theme, is 'The Raven', the famous poem by Edgar Allen Poe. This has always been a great favourite of mine and offers boundless visuals and inspiration. I am hoping to develop and merge a collection of illustrations (from Ravens, skulls, roses etc) into a flowing repeat which I can then use on various products.