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….

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 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

Paintbook 37

…Paintbook is not only a place to express ideas in colour seperate from that dirty, broken old A5 thing I call a sketch book, it is also a place to stick bits of grease proof paper that I’ve used to create a reverse image of a piece I’d like to replicate facing the other way….

…(the finished piece marked “C” is the reverse image of which I speak and seems to have wandered off…lucky the other two are enough of a prompt to get the process rolling again!)….

…Sketchbook is also a repository for layouts of “The Greater Plan” I mentioned yesterday…..

…(…25 multi-coloured octopus panels on A4 sized sheets of light ply…probably have to be a retirement project)….