July 28, 2010

Your Favorite Color

I was thinking a lot about color the other day and since I wasn’t inspired to “draw” anything (birds, people, doodle directory), I thought I’d do something simple and easy, but with lots of shapes I could color in.

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I just measured out a bunch of rectangles and gave them a little dimension. Then I took a stencil and drew over the block series. I don’t know if you can tell, but the leafs have a different hue inside than the background blocks. Which is what I intended. This would be a better project for painting or those Watercolor Pencils, because then I could really adjust the hues accordingly, instead of relying on the marker selection of my stash. But, I like markers so this was fun!

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So many colors, which one is your favorite? And….what does that tell us about you? For what it’s worth, I think we are far more complicated and can’t be defined in one to two statements. But this is harmless and fun, in the same way the Zodiac (your horoscope) is harmless and fun.

Here goes:

  1. WHITE: Purity, innocence and naiveté. Possibly a desire for simplicity or the simple life.
  2. RED: Strength, health and vitality. Red is often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive and impulsive or someone who would like to be. Red is often chosen by people with open and uncomplicated nature.
  3. MAROON: It represents a well-disciplined Red personality. Someone who has been battered by life and has come through. They’ve grown and matured in the process.
  4. PINK: The gentler qualities of Red, symbolizing love and affection without passion. Maternal and protective. Pink people tend to be charming and gentle.
  5. ORANGE: Luxury and pleasure. A bit flamboyant and fun-loving but may have a tendency to over dramatize a bit.
  6. YELLOW: Happiness, wisdom and imagination. Yellow usually goes with a sunny and shrewd personality, with a good business head and a strong sense of humor.
  7. GREEN: Harmony and Peace. Green people can be too self-effacing, modest and patient, so they may get exploited by others.
  8. BLUE: Compassionate and Caring. Blues like to be admired for their steady character and wisdom.
  9. PURPLE: Temperamental, expansive, and Artistic. A Purple person may become aloof or sarcastic when misunderstood.
  10. BROWN: A Brown person has stamina and patience, tending to be very solid and substantial, conscientious, dependable, steady and conservative. Browns are not impulsive.
  11. BLACK: Dignified and impressive without being showy, Black people want to give the appearance of mystery, but their preference may also indicate a suppression of desires and worldly aims.

For more about what your favorite color says about you, click HERE.

Well, I don’t know about you but I see myself in about half of these definitions. Ahh, If only we could see ourselves as others see us. Or maybe not. LOL!

My favorite colors are Red, Green and Yellow. The full definitions of these colors are not me. Maybe at times, in certain circumstances, at different ages, on a holiday, when the stars are aligned, etc……Can I have 3 faves?

What’s your favorite color?

14 comments:

Rebecca Anthony said...

Oh am am all about RED my friend!! I love this post Eden, I never knew all these meanings before. Oh and by the way your colorful drawing is really incredible.

Elena said...

Great post. Oh what patience you have and what a beautiful result.

Eileen Bergen said...

My favorite color changes with the seasons, my mood and the purpose (favorite color to wear, favorite color in art ...)

Right now I'm liking greens - anything from pale lime to deep olive.

I love your representation of color progression. What patience you have!

Here's a question for you: Do you organize your clothes by color?

Janet said...

Love the drawing! You must have so much patience. As for colors, everyone knows mine by now....it's always been purple. However when I'm doing art reds and golds come up more often than not.

Dawn said...

wow! i wouldn't call this very simple! how awesome.

chel said...

I LOVE that drawing- beautiful!!

My favorite color is hands down BLUE! I am obsessed with it!

lori vliegen said...

i love your illustration (and boy, how much fun did you have coloring in all of those blocks.....i wish i could have sat and helped you, i love projects like that!!!)!! and with all of that color information, how did they leave "chocolate" off the list?! i'd love to know the description of that one (maybe something like: "represents one-track-choco-mind and ever growing thighs due to overconsumption"....). xoxox, :))

Anonymous said...

Love the color wheel. I always answer my favorite colors are RED, YELLOW, GREEN too! And I do see myself as all of those. Would love to bold like red, but usually a yellow and sometimes green. How fun!

Eden said...

Thanks so much for chiming in about your favorite color. I definitely think it's so subjective and activity driven, as to what colors I'll gravitate toward that day.

@Eileen- Yes, I have organized my closet by color and I love it when I do, but.....it's been awhile :D :D I'm such a geek!

@Lori- that darned chocolate, it would say "For happiness and Fun, just bite here" to me! Gotta have my fix :D

rachel awes said...

green & orange!!

gypsy said...

Eden, I LOVE the top grid, and find it amazing that you created it with markers, as it looks like it was created in watercolor. As for favorite colors, that's difficult because like you I like so many. I love aqua, lime and magenta.

The Paris Salon said...

Great post here Eden!! Love your drawing and all this interesting color info.
My favorite color? BLUE. Always has been, probably always will be.
xo
Gaye

adele said...

Hi Eden,
I've been surfing among your drawings and I must say they are really SPECIAL! That's not simple doodling, and the colors add someting more, something that other artists lack.
Congrats!!!
Adele from Italy

adele said...

ah, my favorite colors are all the shades of Blue :)

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