And this is Gina’s office, where she can keep things more girly. Check. Out. That. Ceiling:
So I’m actually going to use Gina’s words because I don’t want to get it wrong:
All of my graphic prints are drawn and colorized on the computer and then are output as full-color, archival-quality giclée prints. It’s 100% graphic design, technically. So there is no painting involved with those, it’s all computer generated. I start with a photo as a basic template for the drawing. Sometimes I take the photo myself, sometimes I purchase photos, and sometimes I cobble together (aka Photoshop) a few photos into one image. On top of the image I layer thousands of shapes filled with color. These shapes have no curved lines… they are all entirely straight. So in essence I’m simply creating blocks of color for certain areas with no real concern about the overall picture. I just have to trust that when I zoom out from it all and look at it, that the shapes will form the final image.
She uses thousands of shapes to create one piece. And “no real concern about the overall picture….” That floors me. What true talent.
Here is a close up – those are shapes and there is not a curved line in them:
And a shot from the process:
Isn’t that INCREDIBLE??
As Gina says,
“…the real creativity comes from taking photos of people or objects that I think are interesting and coming up with the composition. My love of art spans many different mediums, and since I’ve made a living as an art director for the past 20+ years, I really wanted to create a fine art series that would elevate graphic design. It’s just as viable a medium as oils and acrylics.”
I would say she has certainly elevated graphic design!
Here are some more images of her art, both alone and in her home. When you remember that she never uses curves, it is even more impressive. This is my favorite – the original is from 2014, and prints are at her site: