Paintbook 59/60

…kinda in that uneasy space between finishing something large and trying to start the next one…

…have a screed of notes and colour guides developing around my drawing table in preparation…

…was going to post some more sketchbook only to discover that I’d re-scanned the last page posted thinking it was the one I wanted to put up now…

…had to finish the above (abandoned since January) to get back into paintbook without guilt….

…now I want to do a “good” version to hang!….

…(ah…there’s that next rabbit hole…)….



Regular

Sketchbook LXXIV

…yeah…

…so this seemed like a “natural” progression from everything I’ve been doodling leading up to this point …

…and the red and blue?….

…the green and black seem to run out faster in these four colour pens and I’m gonna try and even them out ‘cos I hate it when you run out on two colours and there’s ink to be used…

….(looks forlornly at pile of half used up four colour pens)….

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!)….