DONNA RUFF, CUT NEWSPAPERS: "she finds beauty and inspiration in sacred texts such as the torah and the qur’an, but also in the new york times and the manhattan phone book; in cathedrals, mosques and synagogues, but also in the warehouses   of chicago and brooklyn." <3

American artist Donna Ruff finds beauty & inspiration in “sacred texts such as the Torah and the Qur’an, but also in the New York Times and the Manhattan phone book; in cathedrals, mosques and synagogues.” Guess where I find beauty & inspiration

New Delicate Cut Paper Flowers by Maude White

New Delicate Cut Paper Flowers by Maude White Etsy shop: brave bird

bell pepper - charcoal. Note the different directions of the marks and lines to suggest 3-D form and the build up of hatching to achieve tone.

Note the different directions of the marks and lines to suggest form and the build up of hatching to achieve tone.

Observational studies - one object (lemon) different angles and media BIG IDEA: Macro/Micro drawings

patterns are unusual and detailed and illuminate the texture of the leaf. The use of tone in this image also helps to identify the pattern as the shadows are darkened and the colours contrast each other.

Karl Blossfeldt – Plants

Art in Nature - heart shaped leaves intricate leaf vein patterns - organic texture inspiration; black white plant photography, lighting harder to capture detailed texture, one light source to the left.

photographic plant studies of Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932). I would not have guessed it was that age, it looks modern.

Arid Functionalism Karl Blossfeldt, a German instructor of sculpture and a self-taught photographer, who used his photographs of plant studies to educate his students about design elements in nature.

/\ /\ . William Morris

Pre-Raphaelites: The Poetry of Drawing

William Morris Design for a printed textile: ‘Wey’, Pencil and watercolour heightened with white bodycolour on paper --------Illustrations and draught work of Millais, Hunt, Rossetti, Burne-Jones and others in the Victorian movement.

"Acanthus" Wallpaper Design, 1875

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