I've been listening to some pretty smooth rhymes tonight and working on figuring out a more concrete color scheme for my thesis project. During critique on Tuesday it came to my attention that I had not spent any time figuring out why I had selected particular colors. I've always prided myself on picking and choosing good color schemes, but admittedly working in a slightly more minimal color scheme has alerted me to the fact that in the past I was likely to fudge things as I went. When painting hundreds of constituent pieces, this is probably not the optimal manner in which to work.
So while at the beach today, enjoying a "day off", I attempted to figure out a color scheme. While staring at the shoreline across the way, I was struck by the hazy light blue, to light red, to extremely light purple. It occurred to me that this was an analogous color scheme and that I was really drawn to it while soaking up nature. I made a quick note to myself in my sketchbook and determined to mix a good light purple to go with the light blue and light red blocks that I had been putting together. Tonight I mixed the purple and I think it is really going to work. I'm going to finish ten blocks total and then stack them against the other two colors and make sure it works. I think also that I am going to change the color of the panels. If I skip across the color wheel from the purple that is in the middle of my analogous scheme I reach it's complement yellow. I think that I am going to do a straight up ocher for the panels, as well as a shade and a tint, so I can have the exterior parts in gray scale essentially.
Check out the blocks.
I also put together a promotional ad for the Bollard today. I am really pleased to actually have advertisement in one of the local papers. I am not very certain that this will lead to more illustration work, but I do know that if I don't try I will definitely never get any illustration work. So here goes nothing, I suppose.
Tell me the reference is easy to catch. Best movie ever I think, at least of the eighties. Badgers love Peter Gabriel though. Little known fact.
Lastly, I was putting together some sketches the other day and then started to weave two pieces into one again. I have been really into my sketchbooks lately. That always leads to some work that I am pleased with. This piece of my buddy, Ben, I think I am going to make into a completed painting. It's time to start thinking about making some paintings again. This grad school thing is almost done.
Keep up folks.