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Here are the brief descriptions of the Dec 15 – 21st Prompts.
Dec 15 – Prompt #15_MYUNIQUESTYLE
What I love most about art is the possibility to express yourself. I’ve found that my own art grows and matures with me, and I’m sure I’ll love looking back in another 10 years and see the transition as my style shifts with me.
What is a style?
It’s the ability to classify a particular type of work and related works into categories. It’s something that is distinctive and recognisable. Many art styles are grouped together based on what country it came from, cultural groups, time period and groups of artist or by an art movement.
Something to note though, most art styles are chosen and labeled by art historians, not necessarily by the artist themselves. However artists may forge their own path and create a new styles and give it a name.
Whatever your own personal style is, have you given it a name?
Dec 16 – Prompt #16_VALUE
It is the study of how dark or light a colour is. It doesn’t matter what colour (or hue) you are using, value refers to the lightness or darkness of that colour.
“The above value scale of Denman Ross was introduced in 1907. His value terms set the standard still used today. This scale helps artists understand and identify light, mid-tones and darks more easily.” – Ref:
How many values are in your art piece?
Dec 17 – Prompt #17_GREEN
Green, the colour most associated with health, wealth and nature. It’s a mixture of the gaiety of yellow and the dignity of blue.
A neutral green is very calming, a light green is relaxing. Many find green to be tranquil, refreshing, quiet and natural because of it’s association with nature.
It can symbolise money, inexperience, paradise, jealosy, growth, being alive, or gardening
The saying that the grass is always greener — is reflective of a natural illusion that when looked at from a distance, green grass does appear greener — but remember it’s just an illusion.
Green is also representative of poison. A beautiful emerald green came on the market, and it was used everywhere – paint for walls, dyes for clothes — but one of it’s main ingredients was arsenic and many people became sick and died from it.
Emerald Green is still made today, from safe ingredients!
The green wavelength is the most restful colour on the eye.
What shades of green do you enjoy?
Dec 18 – Prompt #18_MARKERS
Copic, Chartpack, Prismacolor, Shinhan, Spectrum Noir, Sharpies, Crayola are some brand names that come to mind when I think of markers. Markers can be waterbased or they can be synthetic. There are markers for every type of application possible; fabric, to paper, to wood, to boats! — well metal anyhow.
Today, just make something with whatever kind of marker you have lying around!
Dec 19 – Prompt #19_SYMMETRY
Symmetry is an “agreement in dimensions, due proportion, arrangement”) in everyday language refers to a sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance.” – Ref
There are three kinds of symmetry and the symmetry most often thought of is called “Mirror Symmetry”
Think of cutting a heart out of a folded piece of paper, you cut out the shape of half a heart, but you get two sides that are exactly the same as one another, this is Mirror Symmetry. It is also called Reflection Symmetry.
The second kind of symmetry is called “Rotation Symmetry”. Think of a repeating pattern around a wheel, such as a wagon wheel, a pin wheel, a fan or even a mandala.
The third is “Translation Symmetry” where a set design is placed and then repeated so it all looks the same. The most obvious of this can be found on wallpaper, fabric and wrapping paper.
Dec 20 – Prompt #20_SHADE
A shade is any colour made darker with black though you can use other dark colours as well. It’s the opposite of Tint.
If you are using paint, too much black can create a muddy shade. You can create a nice black colour by mixing green and red (darker is better) and it will darken your colours in such a way that reduces the chances of your colours getting muddy.
What do you like better, shade or tint?
Dec 21 – Prompt #21_MONOCHROMATIC
The use of a single colour (or hue) to create an image. The image is created using values to show definition.
Black and white or Sepia toned images are good examples of monochromatic images. You can use texture and contrast to create depth. Monochromatic images have a strong sense of cohesiveness.
Create an image using only one hue (colour) and lighten to make tints and darken it to make shades.