I didn’t realize this assignment was supposed to be paint on paper since the actual instructions on the document said it could be either so I’m sorry for missing that.
I wanted this piece to feel cold and lifeless since it is in outer space but I also wanted it to have some interest. That’s why I put a faint glow around the comet and also made the tail more intricate.
This was my neutral piece. It’s supposed to be an ocean but the water looks a bit funky since I was trying to keep to a neutral palette. I actually had some fun with this one even though it is a bit simple.
I actually liked the whole idea of bringing things into the foreground with warmer colors. I did this piece with the intent of being a counterpart to my next piece. It is supposed to give the sense of heat and I put the moon in the background with a blurred edge in order to enhance the depth.
Although I originally drew the orange planet to be in the background, since I made the second planet blue, it automatically looked like it was closer. I found this really interesting since the size is so different and when things are bigger, they usually appear closer. By contrast, the piece I did of the sun is both large and warm colored. If you couldn’t already tell, I kinda got stuck with a theme on this exercise.