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These Giant Rorschach Paint Blots Are Actually Colored Pencil Drawings

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

“Shutter Island”

At first glance, the work of Cj Hendry looks like colorful blobs of oil paint. However, they’re actually colored pencil drawings. The talented artist has been drawing lustrous blobs of paint for years, but her latest series—aptly titled Rorschach—adds a psychological layer to her work.

The colorful series is based on inkblot tests (also known as the Rorschach test). If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s a method of psychological evaluation whereby subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are analyzed. In the case of Hendry’s work, you might see butterflies, flowers, or maybe just squished paint. No matter what you see, Hendry’s work encourages viewers to stop and have a closer look. Each large-scale work is playfully named after a psychological thriller—for example one yellow, purple, and blue paint blot is called Shutter Island, while another is named after the film Black Swan.

If you’re in New York, you can see these extraordinary drawings in person at Hendry’s solo show in Brooklyn until April 21, 2019.

Artist Cj Hendry’s hyperrealistic colored pencil drawings look just like lustrous blobs of paint.

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

Her latest series, Rorschach, is influenced by the psychological inkblot test.

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

“Absentia”

What do you see in these colorful “paint” smudges?

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

“Black Swan”

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

“American Psycho”

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

“Funny Games”

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

“Girl Interrupted”

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

“Dark Water”

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

“One Hour Photo”

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

“Paranormal Activity”

Colored Pencil Drawings Rorschach Blots by Cj Hendry

“White Noise”

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