We are always using a really technical approach to do any kind of designs. What if we try to incorporate the elements that surrounds us into our own work? You see Ryan Putnam is one of those designers that's always experimenting with new ways to do design.
So what I wanted to do with this is try a really different approach that combine both the real world elements into my own work.
I first gathered some nature elements from my backyard and arranged them into a letter form, which in this case is the letter B.
After I arranged the letter form I wanted, I took a photograph of it, and did 3 thumbnail sketches which you can see in the attachment.
After I choose the thumbnail I liked, I scanned the image in, cleaned up certain areas, fill in with colors which eventually gotten to the result shown.
So the process was as follow :
Gather elements > Arrange > Thumb Sketch > Chose Thumbnail > Refine > Scan > Refine > Color In > Finish
I had tremendous fun with this, and will be incorporating more of this method into future designs that I do.