Today I knew I wanted to make yellow flowers on a black background, but I also knew I was feeling way to lazy to actually color in a black background. To avoid it, I got a little creative. I colored the flowers in blue, made the petals pink, and left the background white,. Then I made an inverse of the drawing, and TA DA! I have a picture of yellow roses with a black background that I didn’t require an hour long black Sharpie session. Yay!
I knew the day would come when I didn’t like what I made. For whatever, I felt like these flowers were kind of cursed the minute I started watercoloring them. Perhaps because I immediately hated the way the red paint looked over the light orange marker. In any case, I used the original to create an inverted version, which is posted first here, and I like that. I guess that makes me feel better.
Today, Jim and I took a little field trip to the Lincoln Park Conservatory, always a favorite thing to do in the winter. The humidity and warmth helps me pretend that it’s summer for just a few moments. I like it.