Some Strange Spring

Spring 2021 has certainly been a weird one. We’re locked down for it, and it seems the weather knows. The temperature here in Norfolk rose to about twelve degrees in February, then decided to pretty much stop there. I don’t normally feel the cold, and I can’t remember such a chilly April; my winter jumpers are still in rotation! And now it’s bucketing down with rain which, if nothing else, has made things a little more interesting.

With this in mind, it would seem fitting enough that these landscapes – if indeed that’s what they are – do not entirely conform to the standard vibe of the season. I can’t claim to have had much of a method behind the madness. It was raining, so I returned to some old drizzle-spotted glass textures I made some time ago.

Then followed a spot of experimentation with different gradients behind the glass, to see how it looked. I also threw in some old landscape drawings and pixel art pieces to see how they turned out. I think it’s the simple gradients that have achieved the best and least contrived results, and that’s why they’re heading and footing the post.

Here’s a song that sounds of winter turning to spring, possibly helped by a very green and sunny video. I can’t believe I’m talking about the transition to spring at this time of year but, well, that’s 2021 for you. And long-time readers will know, any excuse for me to share this! I hope it’s nice and comfortable where you are.

  1. damaya63 said:

    Here spring is also far far away. Love from Holland

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    • Jacob said:

      Yes, it does feel as though it hasn’t properly arrived yet. It has to get better in May, surely? Thanks!

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  2. memadtwo said:

    Love these. Our weather has been vacillating wildly. lots of rain as well. (K)

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Kerfe! Fun to mix things up every now and then. Hopefully we’ll have a nice summer to make up for this weird spring.

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      • memadtwo said:

        That would be good! Fingers crossed.

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  3. Beautiful Jacob, these have all the colours of the great British weather. I do like the climate in the U.K., the light is changing all the time without it ever getting too extreme 🙂

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Phil! Yes, you’re so right, we are lucky to get such an array without the extremes. Doesn’t stop us moaning, though!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Tierney! It was a really fun experiment 🙂


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