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Meteor Shower by Shells124 Meteor Shower by Shells124
This is an assignment I did for one of my art classes. I liked the way it turned out and it was kind of a pain to do, so I'll go ahead and post it. We were told to make an arrangement that best showed what we've learned about the principals of design using flat shapes that could be either representational or non-representational. We had to pick a color scheme for it and have some sort of meaning behind it.

I was having troubles creating flat shapes that had crisp lines out of acrylic paint. Ordinarily when I'm painting, I use subtle changes in value to define my lines and they don't have to be distinct or crisp in any way, so ironically, painting the flat shapes was more difficult for me than painting my normal, more elaborate paintings. So what I finally did was I drew out the shapes I wanted for each color and cut them out, painted them seperately, then glued them all together, making a sort of collage look to it. It was a pain to do, but it made my lines and bruch strokes look much better, and it sort of gave this piece a unique look.

By the way. My color scheme is purple and yellow, a complementary pallet. My scanner proceded to turn it into a blue and orange complementary scheme. So be it. But just know that the actual colors are purple and yellow.

9"x12" acrylic.
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Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really neat! I like the twisting ribbon. It almost has a action to it, with the angled rain and her running. Very nice (:
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I'm sorry I haven't had time to comment on some of your work lately, but I had to stop in and say that I think this looks fabulous. :D And Happy Birthday. ;)
Shells124 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thanks. :)
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
OberonKnight Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Beautiful. Happy Birthday, BTW.
Shells124 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Why thank ya! ^^
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