Rooted and Reaching

© Joan Ann Lansberry, June 2009

This is an intuitive piece. I began with 'automatic drawing', trying to draw as my intuitive mind directed me. Then, I took that result, which was kind of shaky, and put it on our glass table, with a light underneath to enable tracing, and attempted a neater result. I scanned that result, and neatened it some more in Photoshop. I created a pdf from the linear version, and colored that. I scanned this colored piece at 300dpi, and then saved it to same dpi that the pdf image was created at. I took the lines from the linear version and copied them and pasted them over the colored version, which had obscured the lines. I kept that as a layer, so I could work underneath it on the colored background, which I smoothed out some more.