There is never a day where I am not intrigued by romance. The question remains in discovering how it is played out and what triggers it to ignite in the first place. “The Embrace” is about the ardour of the human embrace but as I have continued to develop my thoughts I realised that it can be found in anything that evokes the emotion to love.
“If you find someone you love in life, then hang onto that love”
Diana Princess Wales
61x76cm / Oil on canvas.
Sometimes over a weekend I like to get the pencils out and bang out a sketch. Normally there is no plan of where the sketch is going to head into, just the journey alone is a lot of fun. I never really think about it too much when I am in the middle of putting a piece together, I really enjoy the process of mixing colours, finding shapes and filling in the shading to find new form.
Through this a picture is developed and an idea has come to life and with this piece specifically, I have found a story to match the different faces. The three figures could be a representation of 3 different faces we could wear in our daily routine of life. Face of Work, Face of Friendship, and Face of relationship. Even though we are still the one person we have different ways of dealing with each relationship in its true form and through this, each representation springs to life its own colour.
Just a few thoughts…don’t quote me on this artsy talk though!
Sometimes I just love to keep an illo simple. This particular one came from the inspiration of a FB photo that was originally derived from a fashion label. (not too sure which one though).
I just loved the softness and flow of the way this lavender lady filled the page. No thought comes to mind into why or what she could be represented as but I think the image does all the talking.
This illo has been inspired by a great Artist Ben Hopper where I have used one of his characters from the naked models with masks collection. There was just something about that photo that was beautiful and felt like it had a lot of depth so I wanted to have a go at drawing it and converting it into an illo full of colour and one that would mirror the mood that was evident in the photograph.
Even though there is no expression on the face of the model since she is wearing a mask you can still feel the somber mood. It is really interesting to think this could happen within the image since the expression of the mask is blank yet the way the body is flowing you get a sense of the emotion.
When connecting all the lines I realised that the image could reflect the way we all wear masks within life. Under the mask is the nakedness of our very own souls that we don’t like to keep on display with the possibility of not being excepted by another. It’s an interesting thought don’t you think?