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Friday, 26 October 2012

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

Okay, so nothing is borrowed, but I've got the rest covered!

First up, an old (few months) image inspired by a night out with good friends and good music.

Also a satyr, in a forest, not looking at too much.....this image isn't finished and probably never will be, it began as a sketch and evolved into an experiment with background and values. I've got a few more like this, various attempts to use more silhouette and less colour. They're fun but pretty terrible compositionally.

Last but not least this image (which I pretentiously titled Blue Africa) was also an experiment of sorts, while painting one of the afore mentioned experimental images I found myself playing around with a monotone palette and decided to challenge myself to create an image using one colour. It's pretty crazy just how much variation you can get with such a restricted palette and just how important colour relationships are.

On a side note, I bought some've been warned!