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.
Eyes have always figured prominently in my iconography.