Since the beginning of the human experience, we have been seeing things our own way. Two cavemen looking at a cloud are likely going to see two different things when their mind’s eye tries to make sense of the abstract or “random” shapes. The trick as an artist (yes you are all artists!), is to act on shapes, colors, feelings, and ideas that get your attention. How you act is completely up to you. Today, the linoleum on a “random” bathroom wall was alive with interesting characters and I wanted everyone else to see them too. This little guy to the left was one of my favorites.
I took a photo with my iPhone and then modified it to highlight the part that grabbed me. Here is the progression of the image as I worked to extract my favorite little monster from the wall.