Sunday, April 17, 2011

Becoming Intimate with Color

Like young lovers caught up in the rejuvenating embrace of Spring, digital coloring and I have been exploring one another. Curiosity, hesitation. Trepidation and experimentation.

Haha, such foolish children were we.

So I don't have much experience painting digitally but I have posted here my early attempts. There's much I don't like but in the interests of being thorough (albeit very exposed) I have posted some work here, from Illustration class and Media Exploration class, Year Two at ACAD.

The top pic is my fave piece of coloring so far. I showed some restraint in my color choices and it really paid off. It features some of what you may expect at a ME THREE show.

This is one of my first pieces, and I pretty much hate it all, but it was a good chance to work on my idea for Reactionary, my work in progress for the last decade or so. The bird masks were a very important addition to the design and the story.

With most of these pieces, there are tiny little inch by inch squares that I adore, happy little accidents that I hope to replicate en masse in future works. But for now, I'll be happy with my tiny square of competence.

I have loads of real media paintings (water color and acrylic) so I'll be posting those soon as well, warts and scars and all.

Be gentle.


Sajedene said...

These are fantastic! I love all of your work. I wish I can be as dedicated as you are.

MR. NICK said...

Thanks so much, Sajedene! Being in school definitely keeps my productivity up. As well the knowledge that if I don't keep working hard, I'll have to work a real job for the rest of my life.

And I just can't have that :)