Digital design - it's not something I've trained for, so the process has been very experimental, and fun!
To see more of my digital designs, check out my Red Bubble gallery at zian.redbubble.com.
20 February 2011
17 February 2011
On its own, here in plain graphite, the work was appealing through the shading and form alone, and I received a lot of positive commentary from the public, even before it was completely finished.
In the final composition, I added colour to further divide realities - rose-coloured glasses came to mind as I worked, the expansion of the balance of perception; the extremes of the spectrum and the choice in between.
My reasoning for the use of colour in art is based on its purpose in the overall composition - I rarely make the choice to work in colour for the sake of colour alone. It comes down to whether or not I believe it will make a greater emotional impact; often the softer greys and blacks are dream-like enough that the need for colour is unwarranted, and there's the fact that it allows for the imagination of the audience to add to the image themselves.