Hallowe’en: Conjured Joy

An abstract interpretation of Hallowe’en. Armed with a ClipArt bat, and featuring moons, teeth, pumpkins, apples, witches hats, eyes and spiders legs (them’s the red things, by the way!), I splopped this together very quickly to get another post out in Hallowe’en Month.

Well, it has to be done.

Actually, I’ve changed my mind about the spiders legs. They’re now those invisible cobweb strands that you always walk through when there’s a crowd around, and you do that dance to get it off your face. I know you know what I mean…

Pastel Monster

Abstract, and not a pumpkin in sight. Mwahahaha!

ATC-sized watercolour scribbling… expanded, of course. And poorly photographed.

Perhaps you can see something else…?

It’s About Time!

…and Naïve art.

I learned a new phrase today, ‘Naïve art’. Basically it’s art created by a person who lacks the formal education and training that a professional artist has, or art that is almost childlike.

Being a big kid at heart, and only being trained so far in art, I feel I fall into this particular art movement most easily. However, professional artists try to emulate this particular style, which then has it’s own name, ‘primitivism’. My artwork, I’m pleased to say, is naturally primitive and I now try to emulate no style other than my own. We artists have to be unique, don’t you know?

Inspired by the phrase Naïve Art, and thinking it was high time I posted another post on this blog before the gremlins take control and wires start coming away from the edges, I decided to create a piece of Naïve art based on time. Unfortunately, the gremlins have taken control of my tablet, so I had to create my piece of art using the mouse. I know. I know. How childlike. How primitive.

I also, as is usually the case whenever I decide to do something, didn’t really have a lot of time, so just dabbed and clicked and tweaked and added text and created the images below.

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Now that this is posted, I need to lie down in a darkened room. Abstract art can be so time consuming when you only have so much to spare!

Ten Minute Doodle: Space Garden

Those aliens (I mentioned them in my recent Letters To The Universe post!) have filled my mind with scenes of wonder from their home world. I have to work quickly to try to capture as much of the image as I can, before it dissolves away into the darkest recesses of my memory.

This has been created using Photoshop Elements, in layers, in just a little over ten minutes – I must be honest. It was still rushed, however!