My Green Problem turns into my Green Period
So, after years of sparking puns aimed at me for avoiding the colour green in my paintings, I’m endeavouring to tackle that fear of mine. The funny thing is: This seems to be a common thing among artists. James Gurney calls it “The Green Problem“.
This year, I’ve set out to overcome some of my problems. Specifically this. It was weird to look at an overview of my galleries and see the entire spectrum of colours with the sole and very pronounced exception of green. Especially if you illustrate mostly Tolkien and still don’t grant Middle-earth at least a bit of green.
So now we’ve had vibrant, fresh greens:
sickly, evil greens:
and now I’m going for soothing, bright greens.
Still very much in progress and scared the hell out of me, but hey, you gotta face your fears. Especially the green ones.
And green is a lot more fun than I thought. Yay! :D