It starts with an idea…
This article was contributed by guest author Cheri Freund, a digital media artist.
The creative process of my images is quite similar to that of a traditional conceptual artist. It starts with a simple idea that is refined until the work of art is complete.
I sometimes start out with a rough sketch or perhaps a doodle on a napkin while sitting in a local cafe. But in most instances, for me, it’s an image idea in the creative mind’s eye that came from an every day object, or perhaps a ‘theme’ that a client has in mind or a color or simply the mood created by listening to certain music (of course whatever style of music that is communicating to me at that moment).
Once having the ‘idea’ the next step is to determine how the artwork will be used in it’s final form (commercial or fine art) and then decide which digital creative tools (software programs) to use in order to make the best use of my time, as well as, obtaining the desired end results.
The image shown above, ‘Orange Blossom Collection’ is an example of my fine art being re-purposed as a conceptual illustration for interior decor and/or textile printing. Various programs were used to create the final image.
If you’d like to learn more about what I do, please visit my online portfolio –> www.cherifreund.com
*Please note: All images shown within this blog posting are copyrighted © Cheri Freund. Digital Watermark present. Unauthorized reproduction of any image is prohibited without written consent of the artist.