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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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December 13, 2011 at 11:52 pm

More Artwork…Possibly a Tattoo

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I know that I have been using this as a shameless forum for showing my art…I like using some of my own pics and talking about them…it helps me remember why I created them in the first place…it’s intriguing to me.

Honestly, this first drawing/watercolor is one of the freakiest that I’ve ever done.  I call it “Censorship.” It was actually done while I was working at a camp under a leader that was not open to suggestion. So, this was born of my frustration. I think it is interesting now that I chose an anatomical heart rather than a more stylized version. I also think that the symbolism of censorship and the death of ideas is pretty clear. Overall, I think it’s interesting and disturbing on some level.

The next one is actually something that I drew up as a tattoo idea that I hope to get some day. It is a blending of two different religious images that of the ankh and that of wings (kinda symbolic of angels and other creatures). The ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of life and has come to mean something more along the lines of eternal life. The wings also hold a fascination for me because angelic beings in mythologies are interesting. I am after all a big mythology buff…I love it, and I believe my design symbolizes that.

My last pic is of a woman reclining. I don’t know where the inspiration came for this one…I think it was a painting of Botticelli. As you can see, this is done in very bright watercolor pencils.

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May 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm

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Happy People and Liars

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So, in my wanderings to and fro in the earth and walking up in down in it (did you like how I just alluded to me being some demonic figure), I have come into contact with many, many people. Now, most people are okay to be around for short amounts of time, but others make me want to club them so that the Sabertooth Tiger outside can have its way with them. Yet, there are some people that I’ll never understand entirely, and these are the ones that it seems like it should be the easiest to understand…the happy people.

You know the ones that I’m talking about. The people who always seem to be happy no matter what happens to them. It’s quite an odd phenomenon if you ask me. However, part of me realizes that for most, this is a finely crafted front. I mean honestly is there anyone out there who could be happy all the time. The answer is no. People by the nature of being people cannot be happy all the time. So therefore, I present to you my strata of “happy” and not-so-happy people.

1) The normal people. These are the ones who seem to be happy at times and are sad, angry, scared, etc. when it is right that they should be. Most people fit into this category if they are any kind of an emotionally mature adult. Let’s face it everyone goes through a plethora of emotions on a daily basis…it’s only a natural thing.

2) The sad sacks/Emo kids. To find a true one of these is rare. I am of the mindset that they don’t really exist and that the people who claim to be them are not really. These people are the ones who always seem to be sad. I don’t know how anyone can accomplish this short of having some mental disorder that they have to treat with medication. People just are sad all the time for no reason…and to those out there who believe they are “emo kids” grow up for the love of God…it’s not all bad. Find something that makes you happy.

3) Happy People: These are the ones that I would consider to be the worst off of all. Why? Because they are the emotional bottlers. They face the world with smile whether it be a real one or one that they have painted on for years. I think they are the worst off because most of them don’t even know that they are making themselves miserable. It’s a fact of the matter that people need to be angry and sad sometimes…You can’t face everything with a smile….and let’s just face it bottling everything up within the framework of that smile isn’t going to end well for someone some day…I also tend to think of these people as “liars”. Not because they necessarily lie to people…but because they are lying to themselves…if you’re not happy, you need to know yourself well enough to be able to openly admit that.

Why you might ask yourself did I write this blog? Well, it’s simple. I have people like the 3rd group around me all the time, and it weirds me out on some level to think that behind that finely polished facade, there is more going on that their smile keeps locked in…and I wonder why.

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April 9, 2010 at 11:48 pm