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 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!
The John Butler Trio is one of my favorite bands, so I decided to make one of their CD covers into a stencil. If you've ever seen the cover of the single Zebra, then you know where I got my inspiration (and my stencil). The colors are more vibrant in real life and it's been through the wash once already, but I think it turned out really good. And I realize there was some bleeding and the white is peeking out from under the yellow in places, but I just think it gives it more of a homemade look (or so I like to think). Thanks for looking.