Somewhere On Mars – Or My Head

I started my study today with Earth tones including red iron oxide and quinacridone orange. Since the element iron is found on Mars, I can call them “Mars tones” as well. However, I did not know that my composition could eventually pass as a Martian landscape.

After glazing the surface with my colors, I splattered blue pigment randomly on the paper.

I darkened the interface between the sky and ground with a black line, after the paper dried.

I made eyes from some of the blue dots, which became the heads of a couple of stick figures.

Watercolor and Pen and Ink Sketch: Abstract - Martian Landscape

Somewhere On Mars
14″x11″ 90# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

Eyes have always figured prominently in my iconography.

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