The imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist.
After moving into my current house, I noticed that, to my eye, a few of the bathroom tiles had patterns that resembled faces or characters. This is known as pareidolia, when you make meaning where it does not exist, like seeing human features on the face of the moon for example. For me it was bathroom tiles.
I’ve chosen a selection of the tiles to illustrate and will show the various stages of drawing and shading, along with the final piece. The characters that jumped out were all so different and also made me wonder if they could be interepreted differently once the initial visual was down on the page, so I may revisit them and see what I can do differently.
These are all fairly quick sketches done on the iPad, starting off with this haunting, hooded character.
It’s in the eyes