Making of Melancholia
The idea for making this painting came from a comic (again, I can't remember which one).
First, I made a sketch on my note book in pencil to define the measurements of the designs in order to put it onto canvas using charcoal. I had chosen a 150cm by 50cm for the size of the canvas. Afterwards, it was only a matter of going over all the lines and spaces using black and white acrylic paint. I had to go over every black line and white space at least three times to make sure that the white was white, and the black was black. Lastly, I made some red and black circles of two different sizes on cardboard and stuck them in different places over the image to see where they would fit best. Once decided, I made them permanent by painting them onto the canvas. I chose black and red for the colour of the circles and only coming in two different sizes, I did not want to overdo the number of sizes and colours.