That is just to protect my art from internet pirates who roam the internet seas. AAARGH!
I teach private drawing and painting lessons. This is a lesson sample I drew for a drawing student. The reference photo was taken from a royalty free photo, so I'm sure there are other artists who have used this same photo reference. I did take the liberty to change the plain background and use my imagination to make it more unique. I also added some water drops that were not in the reference photo. I wonder how many works of art in museums were studies or meant to be part of an art lesson.
This was my first time to add color to a black and white work. I named it "Dawn" because without light, if we could see anything at all, it would be in black and white, until the sun came out.
I was exhibiting at an art show a few years ago and one of the visitors was color blind. He had a severe case of color blindness, in which he could only see in grays, black, and white. After the show was over, people were talking about some art, and he had no idea what they were trying to explain about the painting. He admitted he was color blind. The owner of the art studio was a Christian and wanted them to pray for him, so they did. As soon as he opened his eyes, he saw in color for the first time in his life.
I had already gone home so I missed it, but the studio owner called me the next day and told me what happened. I watched the video of him seeing color for the first time. It was so touching to watch his reactions of seeing things in color. What a great place to be healed of color blindness...at an art show! It was a new dawn for him.
If you are living in a black and white world, its time to step into the sunshine and let the Son of God shine on you!
"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee." Isaiah 60