Commissioned by my friend and surf buddy, Nicole. 🙂
I’ve become accustomed to my big, wood panels, that I had a mini-heart attack when I realised just how small an area I was working with. I enjoyed working on this so much though, that I finished this in one sitting.
The title (and to some extent, the piece itself) is inspired by an excerpt of one of Vincent Van Gogh’s letters to his brother, Theo:
“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, its tides and its depths; it has its pearls too.”
OMG I’M FINALLY DONE I CAN GO GET SOME PROPER SLEEP NOW THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND KIND REGARDS
I usually wait til an exhibit has opened before posting photos of paintings, but right now I just don’t care. It’s been so long since I did a painting, I’m positively giddy.
The background irks me when I look at it too long because it’s not uniform, but Jooley calls it organic, so that’s what I’m gonna try to go with. Would anyone notice if I did the outlines of any future paintings with sharpies? I’d forgotten what a bitch it is to outline with a brush on wood.
Oh, and new watermark! I thought I’d make something that looked like my current logo just so it’s all cohesive and shit.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to bed to nurse this scratchy throat and headache.
Today, for the first time in ages (year? years?), I spent hours (5, to be exact) doing nothing but painting. It feels good to be creating something for myself again, although my joints and muscles seem to be punishing me for it.
Also because this piece is part of an upcoming group exhibit and the deadline is this week.
This was supposed to be Hyde (of L’Arc~en~Ciel), but my hands were all, LOL NOPE YOU GET A RANDOM GIRLY GUY. I really need to work on drawing faces from this angle, because my proportions are a little off.
Anyway, this is the product of me watching L’Arc’s World Tour 2012 concert at Madison Square Garden which always leaves me a little emotional. Save for a couple of songs it’s almost the same setlist as when we watched them in Hongkong.
As of this post, I am now just two weeks behind this project instead of four. There are a couple of reasons I’m this far behind. One is, both of these sketches look like crap to me.Two, up to a few weeks ago, I was working with a very toxic individual and even though we’re not working together anymore, I still feel like the life has been sucked out of me.
I have to keep reminding myself that the whole purpose of this weekly exercise is not to be particularly profound, but to be more prolific, which has always been my waterloo. Fingers crossed, I catch up by next month. がんばれオレ！
I’m obsessed with his nose, neck, and eyebrows. Pity his chin and jawline’s on the weak side. He’d be the perfect muse otherwise. I’ve officially passed the mark where I gave up the last time I did a Project 52! Aww yissss~