A TRIBUTE TO ABSTRACT PAINTER MARK ROTHKO, POP CULTURE, AND COMIC BOOKS
The challenge this month centered around creating abstract digital art prints based on the style of the abstract painter, Mark Rothko. For those of you not familiar with his work, here are two examples:
The work featured was created in Adobe Photoshop using a variety of brushes. These began as random explorations of everyday things that then evolved into interpretations of pop culture icons and comic book characters. This ranged from things like waves and sunsets to Bruce Lee and Hellboy.
The one design that got the best feedback was, Mister Miracle (DAY 215). I was able to actually sell a few prints of it! If you are interested in a buying a print you can do so here. This came as a pleasant surprise to me since I have gotten little feedback on much of the work I've been doing on this challenge. So it was incredible to see the kind words people had for it. I even got a shout out from the current writer and artist on the series. This gave me encouragement to keep pushing forward with this design undertaking. And with that being said, here's the work.
RULES DAY 197 TO 223
Below are the rules/themes I tried to stick to for this months challenge.
- No limit on color palette
- Utilize styles similar to Mark Rothko (Blocks of color/gradients)
- Start with a rectangular border and then erase some portion of it
- Spend between 30 to 45 minutes per design
DESIGNS DAY 197 TO 223
So that's another challenge down. If you come across this post and would like a 5x7 print of any of the designs here, shoot me a message.
Comment, share, critique. Again, if you have a challenge that you created yourself, I'd love to hear about it and follow your progress as well.
Back you in a few.