I did a little more work on the AJ project. At first, I was just trying out different background colors. I was going to send this to Al and Gloria and let them decide which color they preferred. When I put them all together it looked quite charming. It reminded me of something Andy Warhol would have tried. I’ve decided to leave it as is. Art just happens, sometimes!
Shout-Out to Dave Pray!
As I was trying to figure out what rewards I could offer on Patreon, Shout-Outs sounded appealing. But, it just didn’t seem like enough to show my appreciation. So I came up with the idea of turning my Patron’s name into a work of art! Here is my first Shout-Out…Hey!…Hey!…Dave Pray, thank you for being my first VIP Patron!
Now, I would be in a bit of a pickle if, all of a sudden, I got 1000 Patrons! But, I am sticking with this idea. You might not get your Shout-Out immediately, but rest assured, you will get it! Use your imagination on how you might want to use this. It is yours! Wallpaper, avatar, T-shirt design? Have fun with it!
Several “Interesting Comments” below:
- The dog may be the precursor to Brian of Family Guy.
- “Chromium Brown” may indeed be a pigment of the imagination. Google it.
- My sincere apologies for the poor reproduction quality of The Anonymous comic strips. I am scanning them from a copy, and not from the originals. I don’t know if I still have the originals. If I do, they are probably buried deep in storage.
- I believe this idea was conceived after reading “Lust for Life”, a biographical novel about Vincent Van Gogh.
- Not only is he searching for a non-existent paint color, his dog is talking.
- Not only is his dog talking, but he doesn’t even have a dog.
- Make sure that your studio is well ventilated.
Michigan Spring 2019
Flushing, MI Twilight 2019
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.
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.