First, something silly my mom would probably like :)
Tonight I tried straight up copying a nice fluid style (no, not the doodle above). I snatched the colors right off the original and drew a copy side by side to try to get a feel for the artist. It was a useful exercise despite it being unfinished and having some obvious errors (I never noticed how much I stretch things out. Look how wide it all is!).
I'm currently trying to figure out what to paint for a dear friend. We were talking about a number of different mediums and subjects and colors and things, and I got a bit stuck on the black and white part.
Black and white made me think of Rorschach Tests (above, courtesy of Wikipedia), and although he didn't express much love for this sort of symmetry, I don't really know where else to start at the moment.
So I started with a catastrophe at sea. Giant sea monsters are bad for boats.
And moved on to here:
Which looked a bit silly as an ink blot test:
Which got muddled into this:
Which got some color here:
Which all in all didn't amount to much, but I had to post this somewhere so this friend of mine can see what I'm talking about when I try to explain it tomorrow :)
Time to move on to new ideas! I think I'll revisit this in the future, but it's probably a good idea to move in a different direction for now.
My boyfriend got swine flu. I don't think I have H1Nerd1 (thanks, PAX...), but I have something that feels bad and has left me with a cough goopy and loud enough to make public outings awkward. As a result, I've had some time on my hands.
I want this to be a painting in the future. Trying to figure out colors that will play nicely together *before* I pick up a brush:
This will not become a painting. Mmm angst-muffins. No, this is not how I feel: