This is just an idea I've been toying around with for a bit. I'm planning on doing this on a much larger scale soon; I'll post pictures when it happens. This was done on a piece of cardstock. I always like the concepts for my paintings, but am never quite satisfied with how they turn out. I guess that happens when you don't have much formal training. Anyway, I actually like this one. It's very simple and almost child-like. Parts of it are kind of hard to see because of the flash of my camera. (I have no formal photography training, either, obviously.) Anyway, I hope you like it!
My favorite song is Across the Night by Silverchair. The first few times I heard it, I wasn't very impressed. I only made it about halfway through the song. One night, I listened to the whole thing. Suddenly, it all made sense. What a beautiful, cinematic piece of art! I especially connect to this song because at the time I first started listening to it, I was very depressed. I was suffering from an eating disorder and felt utterly alone. (Side note: Daniel Johns, who wrote the song, also suffered from depression and an eating disorder. He wrote this song-and the entire album-as a concerted effort to get better.) This song quite possibly saved my life.
This is my first painting on a canvas. I used Van Gogh acrylics. Here are some pictures with various levels of flash (the first picture is truest to color):
Since this was my first time using a canvas, I wanted to do something simple. This is probably attempt #3 on the same canvas. Apparently I have a tendency to overwork the paint, so I had to repaint it black and start over twice. I was inspired by these lyrics by Hooverphonic: "This magnificent tree/Appeared in my mind/Even without leaves/Its strength was divine."
If anyone has any ideas for additions to this painting, please feel free to tell me. I would like to add something, but I'm afraid I'll screw it up. Maybe I'll just have to duplicate this one and experiment.
I already have some more lyrics I want to depict, so I will be posting here occasionally (or so I hope). Thanks for looking!
I think I'm a little late posting these, but I received my pictures and frames from my partner, Narimasu. I think she already posted a link to the rest of her photos, but these are my favorite ones. Thanks for the beautiful pics!
Mt. Ranier. How gorgeous is that?!
Railroad tracks near Narimasu's house.
Blondie. What a sweetie.
Part of Narimasu's driveway.
Thanks for the wonderful pictures and frame, Narimasu!
I drew this for my sister a couple of months ago. I used a mechanical pencil and crayola twistable crayons. (I know, not very "artsy" of me. ) I started to draw Regina, but realized pretty quickly that the proportions of her face were off, so I cut out her facial features (eyes, nose, mouth) and glued them to a separate page in the right places and then drew/colored around them. I had fun with this one and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. Thanks for looking!
It's my sister's birthday today, so I drew her a picture. (I got her some other stuff, too- I'm not that cheap! ) We both really like The Office, so I decided to draw Jim Halpert, who is probably my favorite character (and hers). Here he is:
And a close-up:
The quote says: "Right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train."
Note: I only draw for fun, so as long as the picture ends up looking somewhat like the intended person, I'm happy. In this case, I think I did a pretty good job.
I think it would look better if I could have drawn one of those faces he pulls for the cameras all the time, but I don't think I could have done it justice. Maybe for my next drawing.
My favorite book is A Clockwork Orange, so I decided to make a stencil of one of my favorite parts. It says "Korova Milkbar" and has a glass of moloko-plus next to it. I drew the stencil of the glass of milk, but for the lettering I used some letter stamps I picked up at Wal-Mart awhile ago. I hope you like!