I'm teaching myself Illustrator CS6. One of my chosen topics this week was Live Paint. It was in other versions, but not one I used a lot. So, I decided to get serious about it. For a design idea, I was playing with the text of a common question "But is it art"? and decided the answer is that art just is. I did a quick sketch.
The next one I changed the colors to mostly primaries. Time spent: 15 minutes.
The next one I changed to my preferred colors and created a new set of background shapes and let them create more intersections. Time spent:45 minutes.
Fun exercise. The great thing about Live Paint (and Illustrator in general) is that it took so little time between the gray version and experimenting with the next colored version. (Actually painting each with acrylic or watercolor would have taken me weeks.) I'm not finished with Live Paint yet. I've only painted the "faces." You can paint the strokes, too! More fun to come. So is it art? Art is!