The Marks! The Colour! the Shapes!

After seeing clearly from the dizzying heights of the mountain, I saw a land of vast colour and vibrancy filled with strange forms.

A night diver, represented to be seen from the perspective of another night diver, but seen without the aid of a dive light.
A night diver, represented to be seen from the perspective of another night diver, but seen without the aid of a dive light.

A workshop was introduced to help us learn about setting a stage, creating an environment using shape and form. I decided to use light as a key component in the structure, depicting a dark seascape as viewed at night. With no light from the sun to give the scene colour, the only colour visible is what the light from the diver’s torch shines upon, and the glare from his scuba gear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As part of a colour workshop project, I constructed a 3-D object to better convey the use of colour and its comparison to monochromatic forms.

Perspective had a large part to play in the construction of these environments, and to go in hand with it, colour came into play as well. I started out experimenting with acrylic inks and watering them down, comparing primary and secondary colours, and mimicking forms and colours seen in nature, such as oceans moving to hot vents underground, the grounds nutrients moving through plant life and the sun’s rays beaming down upon them, finally setting down upon the sea.

After Painting the coloured panels, I realized that by looking at them from different angles, one can see alternative blends of colour. I wanted to show this in comparison to monochromatic forms.

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On the underside of the 3-D model I painted using various shades of grey, black and white. When viewed from different angles, the Monochromatic sides and the coloured sides contrast, creating an interesting effect.

 

 

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