Then tried some other combinations of colors by inverting them digitally.
It’s been a while since I worked with colored pencils. Forgot that the scanner doesn’t do well by them, often fading them out, or obliterating them completely. However, was satisfied with the image and the process. This is a kaleidoscope I created from a very simple pen and ink line weave drawing I had done. I call them K-dalas because they are a blend of Mandala and the kaleidoscope app.
Although I was more than satisfied with the original work (#1), I couldn’t find a suitable background that really appealed to me. Then I inverted the image, trying different combinations of the original colors. Surprisingly enough, I really like the final image. It speaks to me more than the others.
Colors have a language, as I’ve said before. Certain hues speak to feelings and character qualities of human experience and existence. Thus, I find a personal message in that final image. It’s spring here, and the browns speak of the earth and physical presence coming awake and beginning again. Purple relates to personal power, while blue tells of knowledge and wisdom. But, in that final image, it is the greens that dominate, surround and protect all the other states of being. Green is the color of growth. I am definitely not a spring chicken by anyone’s standards, but I am still capable of growing in all of those areas represented by that final image. When anyone asks about my philosophy or belief system, I most often define those things with the words, “I’m a work in progress.” Hopefully, that will remain true until the day I die.
How about you? Which image do you prefer?