Color Mugger

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Here is a drawing I did while at Baker College in a design class. The project consisted of drawing anything using two complementary colors.

I decided to make it kind of abstract.

Actually, the gray shadow is orange and blue blended together. This proves the theory that complementary colors, when blended together, cancel each other out and make either black, gray, or white.

 

 

Autumn: When entire trees turn into flowers.

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Ever since I started my new job, I have had to drive many miles to work. As a consequence of this new arrangement, I see more scenery than usual. Lately, the colors on the trees have been teasing me with their vibrant and, let’s face it, rather seductive colors. I felt compelled to record the splashery of color. This is truly one of God’s gifts to humanity.

At first, I had a certain fervor. It drove me to get out a sheet of the big paper and my watercolor paints. I had to record this. To imitate this. To paint this. The watercolor proved to be difficult and sloppy. Should I use color pencil? No. This is a job for Photoshop painting. The ability to cover one color with another proved to be priceless.

Existential Ambiguity

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This post is dedicated to Na Rysunku… an artist I would call “Post Explanationist”. Instead of drawing something, he something draws.

I have done that here. I don’t know what I was trying to draw. As a matter of fact, I really don’t know if I was trying at all. It just happened. I have taken it one step further, however. I have found that a 90% clockwise rotation radically changes the character of the drawing.

I have named each iteration according to my own personal interpretation. Please scroll no further until you come up with your own one-word impression for each drawing.

After you have done that, see how you match up to my one-word impressions. To do this, scroll down now.

 

 

Heartscratch

 

Caterpillar

 

Horsehead

 

Mothra!

 

 

 

Based on a Real Gecko

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     I made the stereotypical shape of the gecko and then used my imagination on the color. This may or may not be an exact representation of a real gecko. One thing we can be sure of is that God loves variety. So if this is not a presently existing gecko species, who is to say that it never existed, or that it will not exist in the future?

   Here is a bunch of pictures of geckos. See if you can match up my version to an actual gecko!