This is an experimentation with the vinyl record cutting process and image tracing. 3 tones can be achieved by using auto trace twice, and the final white tone being negative space from a white wall. By using two vinyls, one colored, one black, you can achieve mid tones to an auto traced image on illustrator. I threw in some attention to graphic design and composition in this piece and hope to stylize it further as one of my 12 attempts I make on one of my 12 records.
This image is a quick sketch I did, trying to apply a thicker outlining to cartoon style drawing. Considering the fact that I want the piece's outline to remain intact with out any loose pieces I was considering stylistically sound decisions that would connect those un-tethered pieces to the main outline. In this attempt I was basically free handing a technique I hope to transition onto a previous sketch I made with the girl who had headphones. If I thicken lines on that sketch and connect them into one solid piece I won't have to rely on glue or some thing for the vinyl record cut to rest on.
Here's a really loosely structured landscape with some graphic design elements to make the piece slightly intriguing. I must admit I'm not a fan of my landscape attempts so far, this is the only one I'm barely ok with as a start. It's always so hard to just be ok with a sketch. I want the final product of this attempt to have a more definitive story in the horizon as a silhouette, with a bit more carefully crafted mash of spots and drips to the landscape. I think the vine hanging aesthetic can be loosely represented below this floating island this way. From what I've seen from most vinyl record cut attempts that are similar this one seem the most cliche', but cliche' in all honesty can be appealing, I just want to push the envelope further if I venture with a landscape concept again.