Today I decided to play with some digital tools. A friend of mine, Abby Sturges (www.abbysturges.com), posted a photo of some beautiful oranges a few months ago. I was intrigued by the color gradient in the fruit and saved the image as inspiration. Here's the (cropped) original.
I constrained myself to a one-session quick study in Illustrator. I started by building out the gradients and moving them around in different arrangements. The piece felt pretty sterile and didn't have any attachment to the organic inspiration. I poked around with compound scaled shapes and distributions to resolve that feeling. Here's what I came up with tonight. Two day streak!