A painting by Jim Thompson
This is a common example of a "Free Form" process in which a seemingly realistic, nondescript object arose. In this case scribbles were made in free-hand with a computer drawing stylus instead of a pencil. The dark background was a good plane on which to make bright, illuminating and graceful strokes. Again as is common in free form composition, the strokes were made entirely in an uncontrolled manner, letting the hand move freely without engaging any control or creative will. In this case some lines were closed and filled with colors creating flat, smooth and broad arcs of different hues. Minor adjustments were made to the resulting shapes to give them distinct form. Shadow and highlights were added for the illusion of contour and reflectivity. After refining the resulting shapes they began to take on the appearance of real three-dimensional structure. This was especially effective where some bands or ribbon shapes were allowed to overlap others. To increase the effectiveness of the 3D appearance and give character to this now complex set of objects, translucent and solid spheres along with glowing orbs were added. The finished image suggests some kind of strange activity, making the main object appear to be suspended in space, with its various associated objects floating around it.
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