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 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 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 43/44

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

…and in with the nukes…

…(boom)…

….(mushroom cloud)….

….(mushroom cloud)….

…(bask in the radiation)….

Paintbook 38

…so, in the top left corner of the colour page from the last post there is a stylised representation of what a grouping of the fang-toothed-octopuses-in-a-variety-of-colours would look like….

…I wanted to investigate that further without having to do the whole damn thing and smashed out a couple of small, reversible templates to do this….

….(quietly, very pleased with the results)….

…(and, accidentally, solved the not-so-popular-fang-toothed problem)….

: o

Sketchy Colour Supplement

…somewhat more of a quiz than a supplement….

…is it A.?…

…or B.?…

…or C.?…

…or D.?…

…or E.?…

…or F.?…

…there is more than one correct answer and your decision will count towards your final score…

…(…busy night on the drawing board…coupla large pieces under way…lotsa painting…and jamming these photocopied grids to colour guide some upcoming line work…might upgrade a couple to paintbook depending on quiz answers…)…