Paintbook 51/52

…um…

…the last few posts from paintbook have been exploring an octopus motif using a palette of 14 colours, 7 “primary” and 7 “pastel”, with a bit of black, white and gold for highlighty bits….

…the general rule being the octopus colour has the corresponding pastel colour for the “suckers” and is three places away from the background colour and outline , “pastel” colour in the spectrum…

…i.e. red tentacle/pink “suckers”…skip orange, yellow, green….blue background and blue “pastel” outline….

…the first “swatch” (2 posts ago) explored all the background/outline combinations with a static tentacle/”sucker” pairing….

….then I wondered…

…what about the rest of the tentacle colour/”pastel” colour variants on all the background colours (not including same colour tentacle/”sucker” with same colour background/outline)….

…fuck….

…that’s where wonderin’ gets you….

Paintbook 50

…7 panels are better than 5….

…7 panels are better than 5….

…7 panels are better than 5….

…7 panels are better than 5….

…(see 2 posts back for 5 panel option)…

Paintbook 49

…I have a thing for all the different colour schemes of the images I make…

…and rather than laboriously painting the whole damn lot to satisfy my curiosity….

…I find a “swatch” is a useful device to purge any potentially obsessive behaviour….

…(doesn’t stop me scheming to scratch the itch properly though)….

Paintbook 47

…still exploring the colour combo’s and tweaking the composition….

….piece finished 20 minutes before I quit my day job…

…(so much happier to be back on nights!)….

Paintbook 45

…and after an eight month gap from the last piece…

….fascinated by the way the light green outline makes the tentacles look a different colour the body….

…(the eight month gap was caused by a big piece I haven’t quite finished yet…working on it…sidetracked!)….

Paintbook 43/44

….out with the gold (see previous post)….

…and in with the nukes…

…(boom)…

….(mushroom cloud)….

….(mushroom cloud)….

…(bask in the radiation)….