We Have Wings

We Have Wings

The first word was “dream” from the middle of sleep which secretly accompanies the darkness in my heart.
The second word was “wind” directing my journey from God’s arms, fanning wings.
As if counting the melting sorrows, yet another golden apple fell.
Not even looking at the scenery, there is the place you’re going with merely a single life, you struggle to reach that place.
An old magic book; moondrops; the curtain of night — Only a premonition of meeting someday.
We can fly. We have wings. We can touch floating dreams. Call me from so far. Through the wind. In the light.
The third word was “hum”..Caught by straining ears as I softly release your trembling arms.
- Voices (Macross Plus)

I’m not one for quoting song lyrics in posts but I figured in this case I will due to the fact the piece received its name from the above lyrics.

D’ni Speed Painting

D'ni Speed Painting

30 minutes speed painting in Photoshop inspired by this image.

Learned a few things from this piece as I was experimenting with a new way to paint rocks, as well as further experiments in negative spaces. The techniques I was playing with should serve me well in further pieces.

Shadowed Archetype: Appearance

Shadowed Archetype Appearance

Bit out of order these images. “Appearance” is actually the first of three images in the series with “Merger” being the second followed by “Assimilation”.

Boy of Silence

Boy of Silence

Awesome, got featured on Irrational Games’ blog.

Catherine

Catherine

Dreams are as portals… flat visions of mystic places… fragments bound below my surface…

But I can write dreams!

They flow from me… inscribed yet now unbound… I touch them… and they are real…

And they are real!

Speed Painting: Danger Ahead

Danger Ahead

Quick speed painting, about 20 minutes.

Rouge

Rouge

When I can find the time I have been experimenting with a style that I fell into whilst developing my Fissure print. I wanted to see how it translated to a painted piece.

Honestly I’m actually pretty happy with how this experiment turned out and I definitely plan to so more pieces like this in the future.

Work In Progress: Red Head

I apologize for the lack of updates lately. I started a new job about three months back now and my free time has been scarce to non existent. However today I finally found some time to start something new and figured I would post a work in progress shot with a small update on why there have been no updates lately.

Unfortunately by the time my weekend comes around (which falls in the center of the week for me) I find myself fatigued and all I want to do is sit and play Team Fortress 2 or Skyrim. But I have been trying to break out of that routine for the last couple of weeks and try getting back into doing something creative.

First Discovery

First Discovery

I had planned on returning to the First Discovery speed painting later after working on some other ideas. But I found myself relaunching it in Photoshop and spending the last two days working on it almost constantly.

Whilst I was working on the speed painting version, I had the idea of it being possibly the first in a series. With several other pieces perhaps containing some kind of narrative regarding this triangle gates that are depicted.
So I took the first one further and built upon it. I think I have finally reached a point where I feel it is done. I find it difficult to know when I’m at that point. I’m sure others will look at my work and go “well I would have done this and changed that”. To a degree I can see where I can continue to add and refine elements. But I know from working with oil paints in the past it is easy to go to far and the piece can end up looking over worked, cluttered. The focus of the piece starts to get lost.
So in the end I make the decision, sometimes it sticks and sometimes I continue to tweak a few things. In the end it is my work, people will either like it hate it. I do it because I enjoy making something so if I am happy with the result then I believe it was time worth spent.

The triangle motif however, is overplayed. I’m not sure how many pieces will be in this series (I’m thinking three at this point) but when I’m done I think I will move on to something new. I wanted the triangle elements to remain in this piece because I wanted it to have kind of connection to the more design orientated pieces of the “retro” stuff.

Print is avaiable for those interested: First Discovery Print