Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Dreamscape: HELLO & GOODBYE

(HB pencil on a 139mm x 89mm postcard)
These dreamscape pieces do tend to become very chaotic in nature. I have no control over that as I build up the shading and the imagery is revealed. The title was obviously taken from the words and symbols which I added randomly at the end. Before that, I was thinking of a title based around the head in the bottom right hand corner which looks as if it's being inflated (or deflated), causing this mass of object memories to be sucked out of it. "The Final Download" being one which I was considering. But I liked "Hello & Goodbye" more.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Dreamscape : FAP 4 MCAW

(Black biro on a 139mm x 89mm postcard)
I was going to call this piece "bloodlines" due to the darker area within it, but as I shaded and over-shaded it, using the same techniques as in previous works, I found that the lettering in the bottom left began to take shape. It meant that it could have no other title, so I highlighted those words. But those bloodline areas themselves do help to break up the chaotic nature of it and give it more shape.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Guardian Spirit - XYA

(Blue Biro on 125mm x 75mm notecard)
With this third Guardian Spirit work, I decided to add a touch of Dreamscaping to the shading. It doesn't look too bad. There are a few things which are off about the whole piece, but that never bothers me.
Who wouldn't want a pistol-packing angel like that at their shoulder?

Monday, 22 January 2018

MORPHINIA - Mistress Of Dreams

(2B pencil on a 139mm x 89mm postcard)
I used the same techniques of shading and overshading, as I did in the last dreamscape work that I did. The shapes that stood out early on were that of the woman under the blanket. She's clearly out of proportion, and I did nothing to correct that, opting to simply let the image take its own form. The same goes for all the other shapes within the piece. It's normal for faces to appear in such work, as we're naturally conditioned to recognise them and therefore tend to see them more in patterns.