So, I was scrolling through my camera roll today and I found all of the in-progress shots I took of my Day and Night picture that’s floating around tumblr… And I though I’d post them.
Sooo…. The original was a lot different. I was just haphazzardly throwing down random patterns and the piece didn’t really have any sort of theme to it. And I hated it. It’s currently crumpled up in a ball somewhere in my closet. I just thought that the heart was gross and the whole thing looked so sloppy. So I scrapped it.
And I have no idea where the Day and Night theme came from. It just sort of happened. But it works. Except I still didn’t quite like this too much, and it actually had a lot of pesky pencil indentations that I couldn’t get rid of, so I scrapped it aswell.
And, tada! Several different layouts in pencil later, I got something that I actually liked!
And I added color with water color pencils.
And this was going to be the final product. I was just going to leave their lips empty. But I was going to have this piece presented in an art exhibit, and I wanted it to catch people’s attention. I felt like this just wasn’t able to do that. So, I asked aome advice of the person who was showcasing my picture, and she said that I should color in their lips. The whole point of the piece is that Day and Night are trying to kiss and they just aren’t quite there yet, and to color in their lips, it would add to the visual tension so much that it will be much more intersting to look at. So, I painted in their lips.
And thats my Day and Night piece. When it was actually in the showcase, it had a giant pencil smudge right in the middle. I was so pissed. I wanted to whip out an eraser right there. But my friend encourage me to post it on Tumblr, so I did. And now it’s on thousands of hipster blogs.
But there you have it. Day and Night.