AEDM2017, Day 18...Moonface...


Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...

Version A
Version B
So I used some old watercolors to texture this piece that I built-up from a few hand-drawn pieces like some sort of Frankenstein-collage-thingy. What do you think?




Comments

  1. I think it looks like a really scary man in the moon hiding behind clouds, but I really like the colors and texture of these. I'm not sure how you get those great textures, but I really like them. I also like how you varied the colors you drew. It looks quite hard to me, so I'm impressed with the way you cut these out (I assume digitally).

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    1. Maybe scary, possibly scared...definitely some sort of moon-dude in either case. I get my textures from old paintings, scraps I've dribbled ink all over, rubbings from the side of buildings, photos from our road-trips and whatever else comes to mind. I need to do some coffee spills on watercolor paper one of these mornings--those look like great textures to work with!
      This time around I drew all the pieces by hand in my sketchbook, then scanned them in and cut them out digitally, and stacked them one at a time into the configuration you see. Some of the colors are what I painted into each layer, plus what I painted into the clouds, plus the textures both under and over everything. It is fun what a little transparency can do. I also added on a layer of soft purple/mauve at a really low transparency to help unify the colors in the second version, since the first one was a bit all over the place--vibrant, but not really as coherent as I'd like.

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  2. The moon looks so ... startled? aghast? aggravated? shocked? I'm wondering what story this art might illustrate! ( Maybe Coyote just did something Really Horrible? :-) )

    The colors and textures look pleasant, to me, but it's really the lines that capture my attention in this piece--the moon's expression and the curly clouds.

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    1. Those are all excellent suggestions or interpretations--I set out to do something other than a big cheesy smile or grimace and somehow arrived at a look I am still puzzling over. There is a story brewing with this piece as well. I love the idea of this being a reaction to some of Coyote's mischief--that would be very fitting!

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  3. lol, I think the "man in the moon" has got a mate :) Love what you created :)

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    1. Thanks! This was a lot of fun to create. Glad you enjoyed it!

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