So here we are again. Yet another month has gone by and more art has been made 😀
Since I consider many things to be art – painting, drawing, sketching, writing, music, theater, dance, film making – I would like to add other features to this art dump and all art dumps in the future. For this month, this means I will also be showing you the songs I’ve covered/made.
If any of these pieces interest you, feel free to check out the rest of my gallery here: BOOP (opens in a new tab). Thank You!
So let’s-uh go!
I wanted to make a poster – prints are available for purchase on my Deviant Art account! – so I played with the idea of the color red which these two have been very much promoting in their latest album Blurryface. Also, this was a commemoration of my obsession with the album. My all-time favorite track from it is “Message Man”. I can almost nail the rap.
I haven’t made too many artworks inspired by music this month. This is one of three. Inspired by “Evil Angel”, my favorite Breaking Benjamin song.
I referenced Marion Cotillard for this one. I like playing with geometrical, solid shapes so this was the time I discovered what I could do with boxes! Also, you may notice I’ve been playing with lighter colors, mostly greys and pastels. The song here is “I Would Do Anything For You” by Foster The People.
The last of the music inspired pieces. This one is inspired by “Bullet” by Ryan Star. This is one of a few selection of songs that I can listen to on repeat, which is exactly what I did as I was making this piece, so that I might be inspired by colors that I hear and feel.
I love hatching and cross-hatching and if you may have noticed a LOONG time ago with my St. Leia piece during my Star Wars craze, I used a similar technique to create this piece. This time I went free hand because the line tool in Paint Tool Sai takes forever. Plus, you’ve gotta get it perfect since it is a tool for perfect lines.
For this piece I used a photo reference to a picture my father took on a trek we took last year to Sapa in Vietnam. This month to me was all about mood and landscape so with that in mind, I wanted to create a more detailed landscape than usual with my signature minimalist style.
This is a less detailed Sapa. Just a bunch of clouds floating around.
What initially got me into landscaping this time around was this notion of giant creatures in the sky against a fairly normal scene. This is an electric pole outside my house with a bunch of crows perched on top. And I also like to find shapes in the things I see – I made a month-long doodle once because I saw a face on the bathroom ceiling – thusly, the might needle-toothed cloud dragon was created. And yes I realize it looks rather phallic.
The last piece I did in accordance with the landscape + beast theme. I shall do more upon the request of my buddies. This is Tokyo, and a picture that I took, thank you very much. So obviously, I had to put Gojira in there.
The last creature I made this month. These are three seagulls. With three eyes. In three red boxes. Using three colors: white, blue and black. Yeah, I’m very meta when I create. 😛
I was looking through an old sketchbook of mine and found a watercolor piece of Kaya Scodelario during my Skins phase – which is a great teen drama UK TV show if you don’t know – so I decided to redo it.
And one with Hugh Laurie because this face is priceless.
When I go through a creative rut, I recreate scenes and posters. This is what happened on this day.
And this day. Also, I discovered there was a Rogue Cut to Days of Future Past. WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME THIS?? If I could be any one of the X-Men it would be Rogue, so surely someone should have told me this >_>. In any case, I love Anna Paquin and I love her portrayal of Rogue.
And lastly for art this month, a self-portrait (I try to make at least one every month to let you know how I’m doing) in remembrance of the extreme lethargy I experience during the month of August. I stopped working out, I think I slept for forever and I would have gone the whole day sleeping if I could, and I started midnight-snacking which is no bueno. So I used by lovely pastels mixed in with some electric neons so that I can finally bloody wake up!
To end this post, let’s music!
Pretty self-explanatory. 2 covers and one original. The original was written as a song about loss, but in a way that’s aware that leaves you okay with yourself and the other person in the end.
PHEW! And that’s all the art I made this month. Stick around next month for another ginormous dump!