Sketchy 106

…flailing ’round for new ideas at a good-idea-impasse in the sketchbook usually starts with an snailtopus…

..and finishes with an old, discarded idea re-visited….

…(‘scuse me while I draw coloured boxes over and over and over again)….

Peggy’s Square

….even tho the entries in paintbook were only meant to be background colour guides for a larger, more complicated thing, these met with ooos and aahs in “some quarters” so I thought it wise to do them “properly” as a finished piece….

….wasn’t till after I’d finished that I realised they look like ol’ peggy square throw rugs crochet by “your nan”…..

…(possibly explains their “popularity”)….

…(297 x 420 on reclaimed ply)….

Paintbook 58

…aaannnnddd…

…that’s me all caught up with paintbook…

…there is another piece all laid out in there, but I’ll be working on big things for the foreseeable future so I’m not sure when I’ll get to it…

…likewise sketchbook is involved with something a little larger and for someone else’s publication so that source of posting might dry up for awhile…

…stay tuned though ‘cos I’m easily side tracked and may be back here sooner than I’m anticipating!….

Paintbook 57

…so I thought to myself…

…what if, instead of the colours radiating out from a point, I just jumbled them up….

…random like….

….hmmm…

…random like….

Paintbook 55

…a bunch of squares…

…it’s a bunch, right?….not a flock or a herd or something?….

…(…committed a few of these background colour test patterns to paintbook… in case I mislay the colour pencil 10 minute jams I posted awhile back…my “studio” is a mess!…)….

Paintbook 53

…I can highly recommend the three day break from posting…

…but don’t try this at home….

…it will cost you a fortune in eye glasses and treatments for your repetitive strain injury…..

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….