Alongside the illustrations the connection between each panel is colour.
Initially the colours are visualised, just as a guide. The aim between each panel is that there should be a continuity and link, so some colours will overlap as will the images, which will provide visual"bridges" between each section. The illustration below is merely a part of the process. From this basic outline there can be many changes as I work between computer sketches like this, and the actual enamels as I make the piece.
It also helps to think about the pieces in a room setting. Here the rough computer mock up gives some sort of idea of scale. Each of the panel set overall will be 80x80cm in size, and every square is to be 15x15cm.
NHS Broadgreen Commission
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