Tumpik
#colour
theamazingdigitalart · 13 hours ago
Text
Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media
The amazing digital art of Alena Aenami
272 notes · View notes
hybbart · a day ago
Note
I love your grian drawing he's so cute i just want to squeeze him so much
Tumblr media
He is the consistency of a stress ball, so you could.
267 notes · View notes
thepeachboys · 2 days ago
Photo
Tumblr media Tumblr media
Brian Epstein, May 2022 My life would be dramatically different if it wasn't for his talent and intuition. We all owe him so much. This is a drawing I made for my friend, trying to colorize a black and white photo - not my strongest effort - I kinda prefer it in black and white!
60 notes · View notes
blackswaneuroparedux · 15 hours ago
Photo
Tumblr media
Blue colour is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.
- John Ruskin
Blue is an extremely dynamic colour in the art world because it calls upon the natural world while overlapping with intense emotions.
According to psychologists, the popularity of the hue may take root in our evolutionary development. In the hunting-and-gathering days, those drawn to positive things - like, say, clear skies and clean water - were more likely to survive, and, over time, this preference for the color blue may have become hard-wired.
Yet, scientifically speaking, the sky and the oceans aren’t really blue - or at least not in the same way the soil is brown or leaves are green. This posed a big problem for most of art history. You can’t take the blue of the sky, grind it up with a mortar and pestle, then throw it on a canvas. Unlike certain reds, browns, and yellows, blue pigment isn’t quite as easily made.
Found in small supply and sought after voraciously, blue pigments carry a rich history of scientific invention, global trade, and artistic workarounds.
Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful, deep-blue stone which has been highly valued for centuries. Evidence for its use as a pigment has been found as early as 2,200 B.C.E. in Ancient Egypt. At the end of the Middle Ages, lapis lazuli was ground into a powder to make ultramarine, a very expensive blue pigment which became popular during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Furthermore, as blue has long been associated with the heavens in Christianity, ultramarine was used extensively in portrayals of the Virgin Mary. 
German writer and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was first inspired to pursue the study of colour during a trip to Italy, where he realised that artists were able to analyse all the elements of their paintings except for colour. He published his Theory of Colours in 1810, which outlined the wheel of complementary colours for the first time, pairing blue together with orange. The theory was widely adopted in the art world, most notably studied in depth by J.M.W. Turner and Kandinsky.
Impressionists were particularly fond of representing in shadows in a blue hue. While previous artists portrayed shadows as a shade of grey, many impressionists such as Monet and Renoir noticed that the blue of the sky reflects onto white surfaces that are under shadow, an effect that can be seen most clearly on snow. This brought brightness and depth to paintings, helping to capture the moods and emotions that impressionists are so well-known for.
Perhaps the most famous artists identified with the colour blue was Pablo Picasso and his so-called ‘Blue Period’. From 1900 to 1904, Picasso had his ‘Blue Period’, triggered by the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas. This uses a cool and sombre shade of blue to reflect the despair of his subjects. During this time, he often painted social outsiders such as prisoners, circus people or poor people. In 1901, at twenty years old, he painted his own self-portrait.
As science advances, new blue pigments are being created. For example, in 2009, researchers at Oregon State University accidentally discovered “YInMn Blue” pigment while heating chemicals in search new materials for electronics. They received significant interest from art restorers, because the pigment is similar to ultramarine from the lapis lazuli rock, but is more durable. Unlike ultramarine, which fades over time, the YInMn blue pigment is highly durable, with no change in the colour when exposed to high temperatures, water, or mildly acidic and alkaline conditions.
Overall, we’ve seen that blue can be made by rocks, plants, chemicals or light. It can be used on canvas, wood, water or naked bodies. It can be seen as bright, sad, sacred, or calm.
39 notes · View notes
aesthetic-revival · 7 hours ago
Text
Tumblr media Tumblr media
24 notes · View notes
biscuitsarenice · a year ago
Photo
Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media
Cuban Painted Snails (Polymita Picta)
“Their colours come from their diet, lichen and mosses rich in minerals that give the shells these stunning colours. They differ according to the particular mix of plants that each snail has been eating.” - David Attenborough
Attenborough‘s Life In Colour
57K notes · View notes
paperholm · 2 months ago
Photo
Tumblr media
Combination 176.
Calamine Blue ~ Hermosa Pink ~ Seashell Pink
Colour study using Sanzo Wada’s Dictionary of Colour combinations.
5K notes · View notes
365filmsbyauroranocte · 5 months ago
Photo
Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media
Gabbeh (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996)
6K notes · View notes
annaxmalina · 3 months ago
Text
Tumblr media
made myself a fake Brakhage; thanks midjourney
4K notes · View notes
spinninwiththestars · a month ago
Photo
Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media
nick nelson + charlie's primary colour
→ see charlie with nick's primary colour here
2K notes · View notes
hybbart · 17 days ago
Photo
Tumblr media
Birb.
2K notes · View notes
adambenhall · 10 months ago
Photo
Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media
Autumn colours at Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge.
8K notes · View notes
yonsoncb · a month ago
Text
Tumblr media
Some people are born OP
1K notes · View notes
aesthetic-revival · 2 days ago
Text
Tumblr media
20 notes · View notes
hues-of-purple · a year ago
Text
If this post gets
60,000 notes by my 24th birthday (13th August, 2021) I’ll make/self-publish an art book with all my ace spec art in it...
EDIT: I’ve done it!! Here’s the Link!
Tumblr media
EDIT NO. 2: I’ve done another! Here’s the Link!
Tumblr media
65K notes · View notes
lilllium · 4 months ago
Text
Tumblr media
—W. S. Merwin, from Separation
2K notes · View notes
365filmsbyauroranocte · a month ago
Photo
Tumblr media Tumblr media Tumblr media
Looking for an Angel (Akihiro Suzuki, 1999)
2K notes · View notes