Bleh with Barry

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Some Watercolor Drawings I Found

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Today, while I was cleaning out my closet a bit, I came across several drawings that I didn’t even remember making. Now, I think that I have progressed some since then. However, I find it interesting to look back at old stuff and be entertained, amazed, and even saddened (if it’s not exactly what you think that it should be). I think that it can help a lot when you look back at the things that you’ve in days past because it can bring new inspiration and that’s exactly what I’m hoping it will be for me.

The first is an image that I copied / reinterpreted from a book that I was reading. I believe it’s of a vampire hunter as seen from the stake that is in his hand. Additionally, I believe he’s going into a valley, so the vampire is able to get to him as the sun is setting in the background. Honestly, I’m not sure why I drew / painted this (it’s done with watercolor pencils on watercolor paper), but I think that it’s interesting to look back and say: What?!? I think that it’s also a pretty interesting picture simply because I’m not exactly sure what is going on in it.

My second picture that I’m a going to share with is one that I would call “The Contemplating Gargoyle.” Again, this is another image that I drew at a point in my life that I’m not completely sure what was going on… this one is a little more unconventional than the first pic (even though the first pic was of a vampire hunter…) It is done in bright colors, and the gargoyle has flaming eyes that appear quite creepy to me as I look back over it now. I think that it’s interesting as well simply because although I usually do unrealistic stuff this is a little more surrealistic and acid trippy than a lot of my other stuff that I have done.

While I know that neither picture is perfect or even that good, they still make me wonder what was going through my mind when I made them and why I decided that I need to draw these images. I know that they were drawn around the same time because they were found in the same place… but the when isn’t really the issue. My thoughts revolve around how they are important to me as an artist (and I use the term with a degree of  bravado and resolution at the same time). They help me see where I have been and where I might be going in terms of my paintings / drawings / crafting in general… and how my creative self functions in other ways. Tomorrow, I will continue my winter cleaning as it were and hope to find other indicators as to what I have been doing for the last little while… (It makes me feel like I’m in “Memento” and I’ve been leaving myself clues…). Here’s hoping that I continue to find a little more of myself, even as I purge the junk.

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Written by barryr22

December 13, 2011 at 11:52 pm

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