I’ve been coloring patterns since I was a child. Recently I found an old sketchbook with a series of patterns colored with pencils. They seemed washed out to me, especially in comparison to the paintings I’ve been doing recently.
After scanning in a bunch of the sketches, I started playing digitally. Like other sketches I’ve done that combine sketches with digital painting, there are textures and effects that can’t be achieved separately.
I love the way layers can be created on the computer that interact in a variety of ways. I can create intense color and a richness that’s hard to get from pencils. It still physically feels like coloring, at least in that it captures most of the meditative quality.
Still doing art everyday
I’ve continued to create art everyday, although posting has been difficult. My 41,260 image database has been having major problems. I’ve been rebuilding and reinstalling, which takes days with files so huge. I’ve noticed how tempting it was to use if for an excuse rather than just continuing to look for alternatives and work arounds. The problem is still not solved, so I’ll have more opportunities to make choices. I intend for the art making to win out!
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