Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Color sketches 2
So after the new year I took some time in Hawaii with my family and generally took a break from drawing/painting for a couple of weeks unless it was work related. Then work got really busy for me and I found myself working extra hours, leaving no time for personal art of any kind. I managed a few more color sketches about a month back and then I picked up a Nintendo DS to use as a color sketchbook. People, that thing is awesome! The color gamut of the screen is a bit limited but it's not bad. I'm just so happy that I can paint wherever I go. I mean, I've sketched for years and because of that learned a lot about form and line and drawing but color and light were always things that I neglected to a large degree. So, while my efforts aren't extraordinary by any means they're very valuable to me because the more times I can fail the closer I get to success. I'm just happy to be able to get that mileage now. Before I had to sit at my computer to work in color or if I were to paint traditionally I'd have to plan for it, carry around the paints, set up, clean up ... so in short it rarely happened. The DS fits into my life a whole lot better. I have this bad habit of using unsophisticated garish palettes. Must ... tame ... color!