Full Color

A sampling of my color tastes.

This gallery represents a diverse range of multimedia. There is everything from airbrush to pencil crayon. There are digital portraits and abstract nonsense, as well as bugs and elephants.

Derek Desormeaux enjoys playing with different styles which sometimes calls for different color palettes. Different situations demand different moods. Emotions are represented in color and the audience worships emotion. Color is a brilliant tool for capturing the people's eye. 

Then again, a lot can be said about plain ol' black and white.

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Out of the Dark, Into the Light
Out of the Dark, Into the Light - Acrylic w/airbrush, 14 x 18 Jan 2006 - This sci-fi piece was intended as a cover for the 'Renegades' grahic novel and was also used for a mock-up movie poster.
Murder Shoppe
Murder Shoppe - Acrylic, 24 x 18 Nov 2005 - Another experiment of warm/ cool colour schemes. This time warm is receding and cool is advancing.
Stephanie
Stephanie - Acrylic, 18 x 24 Nov 2005 - This portrait is an example of playing with warm/ cool tones. It also poses a mystery. What does she see through the keyhole? Or is she even looking through at all?
Sudbury at Night (Virgo, Aries)
Sudbury at Night (Virgo, Aries) - Acrylic, Pencil crayon 18 x 14 Aug 2003 - This was the view from my apartment side-door. The air was so cold it seemed encased in crystal.
Untitled
Untitled - Acrylic, 24 x 18 Jan 2005 - Based on an interesting dream I had about a gigantic disposal system for trashed robotics. This painting represents the 'final stage' of waste reduction.
Portrait of Kim Jong Il
Portrait of Kim Jong Il - Digital Illustration, 8.5 X 11 - One of my first vectorized protraits. If Prince Charles resembles Alfred E. Neuman then Kim Jong Il must be the biggest fan of Mad.
Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty - Ink and Digital Color, 8.5 X 11 -They say that when the polar caps melt, the Statue of Liberty will be under water. They should move the statue inland.
After the Feast
After the Feast - Acrylic, 11 x 14 Apr 2004 - This an homage to the master Francisco Goya's 'Saturn devouring one of his children' (1819 - 1823).
Andria
Andria - Acrylic, 14 x 18 Dec 2005 - A cubist portrait of a friend with a glass of red wine.
Bush near Cambrian
Bush near Cambrian - Acrylic, 4.5 x 7 Sept 2005 - This is a rough draft for a painting entitled 'Overcast'. It was an overcast day and I believe the leaves had just begun wilting the weeks before.
Boy & Elephant
Boy & Elephant - Ink and Pencil Crayon 11 X 8.5 MAY 2002 - A children's illustration with an elephant inspired by and dedicated to the talented Burne Hogarth.
Split City Subway
Split City Subway - Ink and Digital Color, 11 X 8.5 - This was a rough design for a faux movie poster. The movie is real and will be released soon.
Crystal Wings
Crystal Wings - Pen & Ink, 8.5 X 11 JAN 2005 - There are different versions of this color piece where the picture in the upper left circle is changed.
Erpetogomphus Designatus
Erpetogomphus Designatus - Ink & Pencil Crayon 11 X 8.5 JAN 2003 - Instead of creating a blurry background, I decided to use an abstract pattern.