Pantone’d Portraits – Kickstarter

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Superman Man of Steel… and Pantone Swatches

superman standing

Superman – Man of Steel has been released. The latest gritty reboot to the Superman franchise. I am still yet to see the movie but I am reliably informed that it is pretty damn good.

Hope you like my Supermantone art. If you do, and would like to purchase a high quality 50cm art print, just send me a message and i will sort something out. All prints are signed and numbered for authenticity.

superman logo

superman cape

Please leave any comments. I’d love to hear what you think. Check out some of my older posts for more pantone inspired art. comic, starwars, iron man, newcastle upon tyne.

Art prints by myself are available from my personal art shop www.monowaveart.co.uk and from society6

pantone swatch super simple

 

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Star Wars – May the 4th be with you (22 pics)

may the 4th

As a tribute to May 4th, I’ve compiled some of my Star Wars art. I’ve also added some fun, unusual facts. Some I didn’t know until today. As a big Star Wars fan (Not the prequels – they don’t count) I like that there is still so many random things I don’t know. May the Force be with you.

Please visit my society6 store where you can purchase prints, canvases and throw cushions of these works and others. If you are from the UK visit my art shop site where you can get high quality prints quality controlled by myself at Mono Wave Art. If there are any artworks here that you don’t see available just send me a message and i’ll sort something out.

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starwars yoda
starwars yoda

Yoda Fact – Yoda was intended to be  his second name. His first name was going to be Minch. Minch Yoda – Weird.

yoda pantone swatch art
yoda pantone swatch art
boba fett pantone swatch art
boba fett pantone swatch art

Boba Fett Fact – The braided ropes Boba wears around his shoulders are made from the pelts of Wookiees that he’d killed.

starwars boba fett
starwars boba fett
stormtrooper pantone swatch art
stormtrooper pantone swatch art

Stormtrooper Fact – In the US it has been ruled that the Stormtrooper armour design is under copyright. However a 2011 UK court decision considered it to be industrial design, which is only protected for 15 years, and thus the armor is now in the public domain, but only in the UK.

starwars storm trooper
starwars stormtrooper
starwars r2d2
starwars r2d2

R2D2 Fact – In ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ R2D2 makes an unlikely cameo in the form of ancient hieroglyphics.

r2d2 pantone swatch art
r2d2 pantone swatch art
imperial guard pantone swatch art
imperial guard pantone swatch art

Emporers Guards Fact – The Imperial Red guards apparently concealed armour, more advanced than a Stormtroopers under their robes. Not too tough really as Stormtrooper armour doesn’t allow much mobility or visibility and doesn’t protect from blasters.

starwars imperial guard
starwars imperial guard
starwars han solo
starwars han solo

Han Solo Fact – Kurt Russell almost got the part of Han Solo. Nick Nolte, Billy Dee Williams, Burt Reynalds, and Chrisopher Walken also auditioned for the part. Harrison Ford was not even allowed to audition until late in the process

han solo pantone swatch art
han solo pantone swatch art
starwars death star
starwars death star

Death Star Fact – In the Italian version of Star Wars, the Death Star is called “Morte Nera”, which literally means “Black Death”.

starwars death star
starwars death star
vader pantone swatch art
vader pantone swatch art

Darth Vader Fact – Vader never says, “Luke, I am your father.”

starwars darth vader
starwars darth vader
chewbacca pantone swatch art
chewbacca pantone swatch art

Chewbacca Fact – Chewy is a Wookiee (Wookiee has two E’s, OMG, I really shoul’ve known that.)

starwars chewvacca
starwars chewvacca
c3p0 pantone swatch art
c3p0 pantone swatch art

C3P0 Fact – Although mainly gold, C3PO had a silver right leg. Never noticed this back in the 80s when I was a kid.

starwars c3p0
starwars c3p0
jabba pantone swatch art
jabba pantone swatch art

Jabba Fact – Voice actor, Larry Ward speaks Jabba’s Huttese in Return of the Jedi. He is not credited for his work.

Emporer Fact – Simply, that he frightened the crap out of me in 1983.

emporer pantone swatch art
emporer pantone swatch art – scary

‘Pantatooine’ Starwars art is created using a 40 x40 grid of 1600 (one thousand six hundred – Phew!!) swatches each. The swatch choice for each square is an average colour of that section of the photograph or scene. Close up each square is simply a Pantone (Pantatooine) swatch, From a distance, the whole image is revealed in detail.

The simple stylized minimalist illustrations are created in Adobe Illustrator. My concept was to restrain the images to a square (intended to go on cushions etc.) and use flat colours. No gradients or shading allowed.

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Prints and such available from my society6 store. (will be updating soon.)

Top quality art prints can be bought at my own art shop Mono Wave Art. UK only at the moment.

Iron Man 3 “Ironmantone” Swatch Art

ironman mark 35 red snapper pantone art
ironman mark 35 red snapper pantone art by Alex Patterson

To celebrate the release of Iron Man 3 I endeavored to create some custom Pantone style swatch art. I named them “Ironmantone” 🙂. Each piece depicts the suits that are on show in the Iron Man 3 movie.

All created from Pantone style colour swatches. Each “Ironmantone” is made from 1600 individual swatches in a 40×40 grid. Each swatch is the average colour of the particular region of the image. Look up close and all you will see are coloured square Pantone style swatches; Take a step back and the iron man 3 suits are revealed. To purchase any of these prints send a message and i will make them available at my web art store Mono-Wave-Art.

ironman mark 40 shotgun pantone art
ironman mark 40 shotgun pantone art by Alex Patterson
ironman mark 17 heartbreaker pantone art
ironman mark 17 heartbreaker pantone art by Alex Patterson
ironman mark 39 gemini pantone art
ironman mark 39 gemini pantone art by Alex Patterson
ironman mark 33 silver centurian pantone art
ironman mark 33 silver centurian pantone art by Alex Patterson
ironman mark 38 igor pantone art
ironman mark 38 igor pantone art by Alex Patterson

Check out my spiderman , comic, and newcastle Pantone style swatch art I’ve created. Also, please visit my shop mono-wave-art where some of my prints are available for UK purchase.

If you liked these, help me get my name ‘out there’ by liking, linking, re-blogging, tweeting, pinning etc. All help is extremely welcome… as are custom commissions :).

I’d love to hear your thoughts – good, bad and indifferent. Just send me a message.

Newcastle Upon Tyne Pantone Art

Angel of the North Pantone art by Alex Patterson
Angel of the North Pantone art by Alex Patterson

Art by myself, depicting some landmarks in and around my home city of Newcastle Upon Tyne. All painstakingly created from Pantone style colour swatches. Each image is constructed as a 40×40 square grid comprising of 1600 individual swatches. Each swatch is the average colour of the particular region of the image. Looking closely and all you will see is a series of coloured square Pantone swatches; Take a few steps back and the stunning landmarks are revealed.

The Angel of the North divides the local residents. Some love it as an icon of the nort east, while others see it as an unsightly blot on the landscape. Personally I like it.

Fog on the Tyne Pantone art by Alex Patterson
Fog on the Tyne Pantone art by Alex Patterson

Fog on the Tyne inspired by a recent conversation with a friend – Cheers Brendan

Tyne Bridge Pantone art by Alex Patterson

The bridges over the Tyne are iconic, stunning, pictoresque and well worth a visit. The above image is the view from the Gateshead side of the High Level bridge. You can make out the beautiful shape of the Tyne bridge as well as its bright red neighbour, the Swing Bridge.

Grey's Monument Pantone art by Alex Patterson
Grey’s Monument Pantone art by Alex Patterson

Grey’s monument sits at the heart of Newcastle. Erected as a tribute to Lord Charles Grey for passing the great reform act of 1832.

St. James' Park Pantone art by Alex Patterson
St. James’ Park Pantone art by Alex Patterson

Dominating the Newcastle skyline  is St. James Park, home to Newcastle United Football Club since it opened in 1892. It now regularly holds over 50,000 geordies after renovations between 1998 and 2000.

St. James' Park Pantone art by Alex Patterson
St. James’ Park Pantone art by Alex Patterson

It’s a shame that permission cannot be gained to continue the stands around the whole stadium to create a 100,000 seated mega stadium.

Other Pantone artworks I’ve created so far: Comic, Spiderman, Starwars pantatooine.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, ideas, commissions. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

High resolution quality 50x50cm art prints are available on request. For more cool art visit my personalised soundwave art and art print shop at MonoWaveArt.co.uk.

Boxed CMYK

Boxed CMYK
Boxed CMYK

 

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. These simple four colours combined in printing can create a huge colour gamut. Not sure if its because i’ve worked in print for so long but there is something about the base colour combination that still brings a smile to my face.

The boxes are simple and clean with CMYK colours spilling from them. Combining a few of my art staples, this shows my design geek love of pantones, CMYK colour pallettes, simple layout and clean geometry.

Spiderman Pantone Swatch art

spiderrman pantone

Spiderman painstakingly created from 1,156 Adobe Illustrator Pantone swatches. A fairly embarrasing ommision from my previous Pantone comic post. (link)  (Oops!)Please leave a comment with any other pantone arts you’d like me to create… or repost/pass this on.

Each pantone swatch is the average colour of that particular region of the image. The overall image is only comprehensible from a distance, up close, it is just a series of block colour swatches.

If you like this keep an eye on my web store mono wave art. I will soon be adding framed art pantone prints (Maybe even the ability to personalise them). Right now you can buy beautiful soundwave art prints of your own recordings or your favourite song. Great wedding gift…  personalised sound wave art of the ‘fist dance song’ will earn you a massive amount of kudos points. 🙂

Comic Pantone Swatch Art

 

iron man panone swatch art
iron man panone swatch art

 

Please re-post, like or follow if you appreciate my comic pantone swatch artworks.

These pieces were created as collages of Adobe Illustrator Pantone swatches (as found in the swatch pallette). Each of the 1,369 swatches is an average colour tone of that particular square section of the image.

Zoomed in the art print is just a series of block swatch colours. Only when you step back or squint do you actually see what the image is.

batman pantone swatch art
batman pantone swatch art

 

 

green lantern pantone swatch art
green lantern pantone swatch art

 

joker pantone swatch art
joker pantone swatch art
superman pantone swatch art
superman pantone swatch art 

Please get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions on any art I should do. Always happy for new ideas.

Also, Checkout mono wave art, my soundwave art site. Perfect personalised gifts for your loved ones.