|Example of graduated color -- artwork by Tim Botts|
|Closeup -- artwork by Tim Botts|
|Exercise in contrast on dark paper -- artwork by Tim Botts|
I think what impressed me the most was Tim's respect for language. Whether through speaking it out loud, miming, thoughtful reflection on meanings and sounds, dramatic interpretations of phrases (though he denies any acting talent!), or subjective recollections of how he has personally experienced a particular word -- he gives each word its due. There was no hasty "get it down on paper because my extraordinary lettering skills are enough" with him. The beauty of these workshops is getting to experience an artists' thoughts before any marks are made on paper. And in this area, Tim was incredibly generous. Though he called himself shy, he did not hold back on letting us see inside his head and his heart as he approached each quote. If nothing else, he has inspired me to pause.
|Wonderful use of gouache, color, organic stencil, uncial -- artwork by Tim Botts|
|Beautiful example of layering, animation, and contrast -- artwork by Tim Botts|