It’s official, the crowd sourced painting has been named. We’re going with “Aloft,” which was actually first suggested by the person who has decided to buy the painting! Thank you to everyone for participating in my fun little experiment. I will definitely be doing it again!
Okay, I promised that you, dear readers who helped me crowd source some art, could choose the title for the finished painting below. My favorite 3 title suggestions were Aloft, Glory, and Free Spirit. Please vote either in the comments below of on Facebook if you follow me there.
A couple weeks ago, I tried a little experiment in crowd sourcing a piece of art. I asked everyone to vote on each step of a painting, and you can see the voting results here. After a couple weeks of work, the painting itself is now complete. The last step, of course, is to give it a name. For the other steps, I gave you options to choose from. For the name, I’d like to see what you all come up with on your own. Then I’ll post my favorites for everyone to vote on one last time. You can vote in the comments below or on Facebook if you follow me there.
Here is the painting itself:
Alright, the final votes have been tallied for our little artistic experiment. Now that each phase has been decided upon, I’ll start painting. I’ll post the finished painting once it’s done!!
To review, here is what you have chosen:
The background flecks of color peeking through will be:
The pose of the dancer will be:
The colors of the dancer will be:
The colors surrounding and overlapping the dancer will be:
I’ve tallied up the votes from the comments here on wordpress and on Facebook for our little artistic adventure, and you’ve chosen yellow for the dancer itself. So, that means that the little flecks of color that will show through here and there will be orange and the dancer will be yellow. Now we need to choose the overall color that will surround and partially cover the figure itself. You can choose from anything except row 3 and row 7. Please vote by giving the row number you want. You can vote in the comments below or on Facebook if you follow me there. Voting ends at midnight on 12/20/15:
Okay, the votes are in! It was a tie between pose 2 and pose 9. I flipped a coin, and 9 is the winner:
In the prior vote, you opted for an orange palette to show through the background here and there:
Now it’s time to vote again. What color do you want the dancer to be? Please vote in the comments below or on Facebook if you follow me there. Voting ends at midnight on 12/17/15:
The votes have been tallied for the first part of our crowd sourcing art experiment, and it was a tie between yellows and oranges. Since part of the purpose of this adventure was to make myself try something new, I’m going to go with oranges, since it’s not a color I’m normally drawn to and I’ve never used it for the first layer before. So the colors that will be peeking through the layers on top will be:
The next step is to choose the pose for the dancer. Please vote for the number of your choice in either the comments below or on Facebook if you follow me there. Deadline to vote is midnight 12/12/15. Here are your choices:
Okay, guys. Hopefully you’ve been taking a look at the dancer paintings I’ve been posting over the last week. If not, stop, go back and scroll through them for a second. I haven’t done any new ones lately, and was all geared up to get started when suddenly, out of nowhere, I didn’t. Sometimes, if I watch the news too much and see us all shooting each other full of holes and blowing each other up into tiny little smithereens, I lose all hope for humanity, and the creative juices dry right up and I want to hide from the world. Then god spoke to me. Okay, not really god. Bourbon. Bourbon spoke to me. Bourbon has kind of a husky, slightly gravely voice. It’s pretty damn sexy, if I’m being honest. Anyway, Bourbon said to me, “Look, you whiny little twit, you know damn fine people, and you make damn fine art. Why not combine the two for a damn fine experience?” I looked Bourbon in the eye and said, “What-the-what?” To which Bourbon replied, “It’s called crowd sourcing dip shit. Now stop being a wuss and give me another ice cube.”
Fair enough. So, dear damn fine people, we are going on a little adventure together. I’m going to let you decide how my next dancer painting evolves, and together we’re going to create something beautiful for the world that didn’t exist before. Every few days (as each layer of paint dries), I’m going to let you choose colors, poses, textures, etc. We’ll start today by choosing what color palette should peak through in the background. Again, feel free to go back to the Preludes posts leading up to today and look for the little flecks of color that show here and there. Then vote (just give me the number to the left of the row you want) in the comments below or on Facebook if you follow me there. Deadline to vote is 10pm 12/10/15.
Here are your choices for the first layer of paint: