Sunday, August 19, 2012

Broncos Fan Pin

I made a wire and bead pin for a Denver Broncos fan. I thought this would be so easy to accomplish and expected to have it done in just a few hours. After all, all I had to do was mimic the original design. Right?

So, I did an outline of the original design.

Granted I didn't smooth out the details yet, but that's because I just wasn't loving it. In fact, I wasn't happy with it at all.

That final piece of wire where I ended up spiraling it made me realize what it was I needed to do. If I don't make my creations a bit unique to my individual form of creativity, then it's not really my work of art.

So, I dissembled the whole thing, started over and came up with this design.

This one has a spiral main and I like the way the inner blue design turned out. This bead and wire pin, though for a Broncos football fan is for a lady. So, I felt like this created a bit of a softer look for a female Broncos fan.  I feel much better about my final product and learned that I can't simply duplicate other people's artwork. I have to take the idea and then make it my own.

This lesson makes this quote very fitting for this project:

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams

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