I just finished and posted this new design in my TikiTimes studio shop. I think the simplicity of color plays well with the intricate line work. The typography is intended to compliment the graphics and sort of lose its readability. The words are more of a visual element than a communication element they read "peace lovepeacelove...". The design is reminding me of henna tattoos that I have found online. I think I'll do some more research on these as I believe they could help inspire some new directions.
I spent yesterday and today developing this new T-shirt design. It was inspired by my original Sand Dollar art I posted here earlier. I liked experimenting with the shapes and colors and think it has a nice laid-back lifestyle feel to it but with some spiritual depth... ummm but maybe not. Brown, blue and pink is defiantly becoming one of my favorite color combinations. I like the contrast you take away from seeing the feminine blues and pinks paired with the masculine brown. This execution is primarily and purposely feminine. Right now I think the colors are much too pure and could use a little more complexity to them. I think I'll try a more masculine version and keep experimenting with upping the details in the Sand Dollar designs. If you care the new design is in the "TikiTimes Design Shop."
Let me see I believe it has been just about six months since I started this painting. Sometimes I think one never really finishes a painting one just gets sick and tired of working on the #@!%ing thing, so with that, I declare that SoulCloud is finished.
I love the final color, light and texture. I discovered allot about laying down paint and building up color with this painting. Creating a deep rich tonal range is a highly difficult endeavor especially if you are looking for the complexity of color I want.
I have heard of and seen paintings where artists have laid down multiple color layers in just one sitting but I have always found I need to let the paint dry before applying another color. The more I paint the more I learn. I realize I have a long way to go before achieving the dramatic results I’m seeking but I believe I have made progress with this execution.