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!
The progression of color of the Flint River Collection design.
- I made a copy of the b+w version and then painted it with watercolor.
- Then, I cleaned it up a bit. Observe the rat’s tail and his tiny little rat-hands.
- Finally, after some further Photoshop color manipulation, the finished piece.
P.S……….I have closed my Patreon. I would like to thank everybody for your contributions. You are awesome! Double thanks to my best buddy, Dave Pray!
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.
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.
A pencil drawing of a guy enjoying nature in his turbo-charged Jeep.
Originally created in the hopes of turning it into a huge mural. I had just finished my third mural and they were all so much fun to make that I was hoping for a fourth.
Didn’t happen, though.
What is this? What do you see? What is your first impression? What, exactly, is going on here? What do you say about playing a little game? Just describe what you see or feel. It can be an entire paragraph, or one single word. Just respond with something, please.
There is no “right” or “wrong” answer. There is only an answer. One answer. Yours.