Nebula

Nebula

Word: Nebula
Definition: Cloud of Gas
Synonyms: galaxy, nimbus, vapor, etc.

It’s been a little while since I dabbled in something I call Multimedia Digital Art. What that means is, I’ve clustered together a different brush to create an image of something real. It’s like mixing paints or something along those lines. However, instead of paints and such, I used brushes that represent a different image. Of course the background layer is my own mixture of color as a base, but you get the gist. I’ve fooled around with different types of effects as well, so this is new and exciting after so many years of doing the same thing over and over again.

I do hope you enjoy the few I have thus far.

Check out my Facebook website if you’d like to see more of these!
Come by the shop as well (in the navigation bar, click Shop) to purchase the image on a variety of house hold items, such as pillow shames, clocks, mugs, and other fine things!

Thanks so much for your support you guys! It’s certainly what keeps the projects going and sharing more frequent!

Crims.

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Pantone Colors

Pantone Colors

Word: Color
Definition:  the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, green, blue, and others. Color derives from the spectrum of light (distribution of light power versus wavelength) interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors. Color categories and physical specifications of color are also associated with objects, materials, light sources, etc., based on their physical properties such as light absorption, reflection, or emission spectra. By defining a color space, colors can be identified numerically by their coordinates.

childrens book pantone colors

Recently I’ve been promoted in my job to Coordinator. Working in retail can have its ups and downs, but for me, right now, it’s mainly an up from what I was doing before. I work in a clothing/accessories store, and for the most part, I had little to no challenge. Lucky for me, the position of Coordinator (for the departments Mens/kids/infants/shoes) opened up. Now already I had been working in Shoes as the full timer, however it wasn’t anything big. I only handled shoes and just shoes. There wasn’t much I could do when it came to merchandising.

So day in and day out I did that, until I got this position in the store. Funny enough I began to apply my color theory and anything I had learned in fashion class to this particular position.  It comes a little more naturally to me than others when trying to come up with an innovative outfit, but I get the occasional stump (when merchandise is low). None the less I think I’ve done a great job so far in my week and a half of work.

Pink Pantone Color with Pig

You maybe now wondering what all this has to do with ‘Color’. Simply it’s that from working in this section, today I received a children’s book in the shipment. Could imagine my reaction when I first laid eyes on it? No? Well let me just say that I was instantly in-love and nothing could stop me from purchasing it. It’s called ‘Pantone Colors’ and honestly, it’s the cutest and smartest thing to come out since sliced bread (for me anyways).

My coworker of mine was checking my bag to see what I got and was completely surprised at my purchase. She honestly did not believe it was for me. I had to explain to her my love of color and the fact it would come in handy when doing a children’s book project for a client or something of sort. I may not need it now, or maybe never, but I know one day my children will appreciate it!

Even if there is no real use for something that was made for a child, it can sometimes be comforting knowing you own something you never had yourself when younger. I know I would have looked at this book day in and out if it was created back when I was little.

So by something that reminds you of what you missed out in your youth. It may complete a piece of you when you’re older.

Pink

Pink

Word: Pink .noun
Definition: rose color
Synonyms: blush, coral, flush, fuchsia, rose, roseate, salmon

This color, there is just something about it that has always drawn me to it. There are men and women who wear this color, but I know some who live their life in it. Though I may not live in it completely I still have my fair share of pink. Three pink throw blankets, pink night shirt, pink dresses, pink body spray, pink jewelry, pink makeup bag, and much much more. I adore the color (as much as red). I really like using it as an accent color in my artwork. Why? Well because it just looks so clean and soft. In the picture of a friends avatar (on a website I’m part of), I tried to to accent the image with a shade of pink that pops and gives some definition to it all. The eye (mine in particular) is drawn to that color and enhances my experience with the image.

If you use a color right, (the right shade or tone), your image can look outstanding, even if it’s as simple as a cartoon-ish like character (such as this one). There is always a time to play with multiple colors and then there is a time for color to shine above the rest.
Use colors wisely.