Eyes

Standard

 

 

I had an idea for a card, and I ended up making three iterations of it, to see which was the most freaky and surreal:

 

ATC Eyes

 

This weird little eye stamp is from an NBUS Inkadinkado Stamping Gear set called “Doodle Fun.”  I had the idea to stamp it several times, and just color one in.  I got this technique from one of the Online Card Classes.  You can see the first card I made with this technique here (my old blog).

I started with the card on the top left: I was going to color the whole thing in, but I started with the iris, and thought just having that colored, looked striking.  You can’t really tell in the picture, but I also covered it with Glossy Accents to give it shine.

I then tried coloring in the whole eye, the card on the top right.  Then, coloring in all of the irises, and leaving the rest uncolored.  I wasn’t sure which would be best.  I don’t have much formal art training — one class in high school — so I don’t know much about composition, color theory, or any of that.  I work intuitively, I just go with what feels right.  I move elements around on a page, change colors, until I get that feeling of balance and completion.  I don’t always get it right. But often I do, I think.

In the end, I think I like the first one best — that that one pop of color, a sliver of a higher reality, peeking through into our drab and monochromatic plane.

But I will keep them all. I will catalog them as a series, and call it “Eye-llumination.”  I know it’s stupid, but I do have a fondness for lame puns as titles.

Which one do you like best?

 

 

 

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3 responses »

  1. Great ideas. I like the right one (back row) the best. Only one eye coloured but full coloured.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Top left is my favourite, followed by the bottom one. I like the repeat stampign and colouring, and the eye. I should try this with some of my stamps as well, gives a great effect with only limited supplies. I’m wondering what it would look if you would colour all the eyes one colour and colour a one differently? On a card you could colour an off-center one differently. Or just slightly differently so people take a second look, feeling something is ” wrong”. A slightly different shade.White reflection dots while the others are cream coloured. A different coloured outline. Oooh so many ideas you gave me!
    And I like your lame pun 😉

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