My advice to all artists waiting for stuff to render: pick up that sketchbook or tablet:))
These vignettes were made today during my animation rendering sessions, and while they’re not much it’s nonetheless a useful way to kill time.
This timeframe for drawing doesn’t put any pressure on you while allowing to experiment a bit and simultaneously it limits you to say what you want in a few strokes or shapes.
It’s like having 2-minute figure drawing sessions with a model - there’s not much to obsess and tire over!
Oh, one more important thing: make yourself some tea/coffee/cappuccino!:))
Making a choice is sometimes a staggering experience. I nearly always feel anxiety when flipping through a menu in the restaurant or deciding what movie to watch on a Sunday... the usual neurotic stuff.
But it gets worse than that: occasionally the most terrifying experience is choosing a color! It’s this nagging feeling of not quiet getting it right or, what’s even more destructive, missing out on one beautiful color combination when going with another... But when you do make an unassailable decision a feeling of completeness comes over you, leaving you liberated.:))
... So playing on my poetic nonsense, “Red or Blue” is about making that fateful decision. I used Eugene Delacroix’s “Liberty leading the people” as a reference to add a little more pathos to the mix.
And below is the process for this vignette.
I am looking at the different... more... unconventional color compositions lately. Today I used just two colors and four tones for this “positive” girl portrait. I really like looking at suprematism and that bold use of color blocking. I per se am not as brave in using it full force but I’m learning to appreciate color combinations other than complementary.