(This comment reply graduated to a post, which then graduated to a blog.)
This is for you, Sarah.
I know, right. I had an idea. I’d like to invite people over for a day of painting. Just spend a day painting, talking, drinking lattes or whatever and snacking on Chevy’s salsa and chips. Listening to music the whole time.
Wouldn’t that be fun?
I read this last night before bed and decided to sleep on it.
I’m not sure what you want to work on but … wait. Should this be an email? Anyway, I’m not sure what you want to work on in particular but here’s what we can do…
1. Go to http://iStockPhoto.com
Do a search (make sure it’s a photo) for something, maybe, some kind of fruit. Lemon is a good one. Or kiwi. A flower of some kind. Doesn’t matter. Something that appeals to you. Just make sure that it’s a photo (and not an illustration) and that it has a shadow. Let me know which one it is (you can send me a url or I think they have IDs). I’m registered so let me know which one and I’ll get the photo — bigger and higher resolution than the preview — and email it to you.
Then you and I will do a still life painting of that photo.
- Go there and register.
- There’s a “Create” link on the left. Click that.
- Choose Create > From Image
- Upload the photo (or any photo) just to see how it do
- Observe the magic
- The palette that Adobe Kuler generates for our still life photo will be our starting point.
You can also pick out certain areas of the image yourself if you want more control over the color palette.
Let me know how it goes. Then let’s get this party started.
We can chat about mixing colors or values or hues or whatever floats our proverbial boat.
How’s that sound?