Bookicide 3: whew. » « Bookicide 2. Bookicide 2: painted. © C. Ford. All rights reserved. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPocketMoreEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related Bookicide 3: whew. » « Bookicide 2.
Marcus Ranum says
I have trouble thinking creatively in terms of color. For me everything is shades of gray (and I love that!) so when I see someone who can work colors like this, I’m impressed and a bit nonplussed. It’s like my brain just doesn’t know how to think about that stuff.
I’m the complete opposite. Everything is colour for me. I’m constantly attracted to colour. This one was more difficult than the first Bookicide, because I much prefer the colours I used on that one. I dislike blue, and loathe pastel blues. They make me very hostile. It’s always harder when I’m doing something blue-based.
johnson catman says
Just curious about the technique: after you soak the book, do you form it into the shapes you want, or is part of that just the natural way it lays when it comes out? Also, do you use a brush or some other method to apply the paint?
You have to form the shapes you want (I’m working on the 3rd one now, the DirecTV manual). Soaking just results in a very wet book. Wringing a book out is interesting. On Bookicide 1 I used a brush for a small amount of it, did some with droppers, syringes, squeeze bottles, hands, fingers, all that. No rules!
Well, I like the blue-based one, so thank you for dealing with the difficulty to complete it.
Nice! I’m a colour person, too, but people with a good sense of colour (not to point any elbows in your direction or anything ;) ) are still fascinating. Thanks for sharing!
Jim @ 5:
Thanks. :) It’s odd, I love blue when it’s natural, oceans, plants, all that, but when it comes to inorganic things, no. Just no.
rq @ 6:
Thanks for looking!
Ice Swimmer says
These kind of patterns in these colours could be nice in bed sheets or swim wear.
Yes, I think they would.