Alice is coming, Alice is coming! March 2010 will see the release of the new Alice in Wonderland from Disney.
Seeing the trailer made my art-brain synapses gasp! The color! The madness! The dark-bright Pop!
PRACTICE KEY: Looking to an image from a movie can be a great jumping off point for my next creation. Movie stylists (from costuming to directing) feed our creative brains. I can look at scenes and images I love and create color-stories inspired by them that have absolutely nothing to do with the original image. (And that is important, given that I do not want Disney copyright enforcement officers at my door- I don’t think they wear the Mickey Ears…) Instead, I am focusing on the colors, the moods they evoke, how they play together and maybe how they relate to my stash of fabric. I don’t have to pressure myself to do anything with this color-play. If I want to, I can. But it is also enough to simply play in the colors and learn what I love.
There are some great time wasters color tools available to re-imagine a movie image in color swatches:
- Try the Adobe Kuler tool for some color swatch inspiration! (FREE, but you need to register). It allows for lots of custom tweaking. This is a link to my first Mad Hatter color story (generated by Kuler) and another (tweaked by me)
- Click to view the results from Color Palette Generator
- Big Huge Labs Palette Generator (BEWARE: the main page tempts you with too many fun tools to inspire art-ing overdoses! Try the Hockneyizer, Badge Maker or the Bead Art image maker, as with my avatar image below)
Palette Generator’s Take on the Mad Hatter
- Try a Different Twist at ColourLovers, where you can tweak your colors AND create patterns & plaids (Madness, below)
5. Download squad offers an excellent list of online color tools.
What other movies give me the color-liscious shivers?
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula
- M. Knight’s, The Village (quit slagging him! I love his movies; especially what he does with color.)
- The Illusionist
- Marie Antoinette
- Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton again, and his association with “9”)
What movies give your art-brain a jolt?