I work a lot in inverted colors. There’s a meditative quality to tracking what color becomes what, and what intensity means from the positive to negative. I suppose I could be all proper-artist about it, but frankly the process came from two places: The desire to save on black paint, and the desire to have rich colors against a black background.
When I started out, it was bloody difficult, and I figured that to solve one problem I was creating a much bigger secondary one – but I started at a time when digital scanners were just coming onto the market, and didn’t actually find anyone doing anything terribly similar. So, I stuck with it. Now, well – I see almost anything I look at in terms of positive and negative color as well as space.
It would be cool if this meant I saw the world differently from everyone else, but… most of the time I end up going mad trying to remember if I’m seeing what other people are. On the up-side, I absolutely adore creating the inversions, and sharing them with folks. Thus, for you – whomever you are – some art. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Some time ago, I was commissioned for art for card game that never went to press, and I retained printing rights on these pictures. While I’m sad the game never went live — it was nifty indeed — I’m glad to be able bring these to print now. Names, genders, and species characteristics were described by the game documentation, but I got pretty much free reign on everything else.
Credit for game itself, Luke Schraber, who was seriously nifty to work with.