Thursday, September 23, 2010

Summer's Memories

I finished this piece in May 2010.This was a piece inspired by a lucid dream I had that set in a summer setting a while ago. A dream I hope to make into a long one-shot comic eventually. All I can say is that it felt like a long journey through time and then back to the place where it all started to than wake up into reality only to find it isn't really true but another dream within a dream. I feel like I can relate to Nemo (Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McKay) and than some. It felt really bittersweet and nostalgic, both joyful and painful, and yet I feel the words I used to describe it isn't quite the best way to portray it. It's fascinating how powerful dreams can cast a spell on the human mind, isn't it? It's like magic in a sense. :child-like grin: Both frightening yet breathe taking and beautiful. At least, I feel it to be this.

Media: Texture, pencil and photoshop

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Year of the Tiger 2010

This was something I finished back in April/May that I decided to post now. The girl was an inspiration from different Asian cultures and eras such as the Jomon era of Japan and other tribal ideas. The tiger's exaggerated build was influenced by the round mass of a bear. The tree was inspired by a tree I researched that I think was in the Tibetan or Chinese area. I can't remember at the top of my head. One other influence I had was the environmental issue that occurs as humanity continues to spread more of their territory with the wildlife having less places to live rather than living in harmony. However, the later influence is rather subtle as the colors make the mood of the piece rather light rather than dark themed. I don't think anyone would honestly notice the hint unless I had mentioned my inspiration. If anyone did, I'm glad. If not, no harm and no foul; I didn't expect anyone too. :grin: With that said, I hope everyone enjoys the piece.

Media: Textured paper, digital painting with photoshop, and pencil. I'd say most of the work was done by pencil, but alas, that's an opinion. :smile:

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