Once upon a time, I decided to treat this blog as a place to show my non-portfolio art. Not the work that was slick and promotion-packet-ready, but the sloppy, fun, experimental stuff.
I've been slack on this goal. So here - drawn with an old $7 set of oil pastels which I've never been able to control - is Froggie McClamworthy.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
To me, the drawing conveyed unease and the unknown.
I wanted the color to provide harmony: excitement rather than the expected colors of men and ominous birds. So I choose unlikely, secondary colors, not the too-familiar shades of pure red, blue, and yellow.. I used the same vivid intensity on bird and man to link them thematically, and added gray to the color of the non-existent background to push it back.
I like the result. Does anyone have opinions about the choices? (Click on the image to enlarge.)