I loved the steampunk vibe of Florence and his tiny smile makes him a very ambiguous character. Is he good? Is he bad? One way or the other, I think he has a secret.
"Death and Lilacs"
A watercolor and colored pencils illustration on three clayboards, and then details scratched with scratchboard tools.
Even if you don't like the content of the RECord, this piece has a lot of great color and texture you can extract for remixes.
Q. What is the de sidere fruit?
A. The de sidere fruit is a very special type of fruit that grows only under waterfalls. It cannot be bought or sold, cultured or harvested. Lovers give each other this fruit in the autumn to show their devotion. The skin of it is peeled away and the heart eaten, piece by piece, down through the thorny core of it. If the fruit is eaten by an untrue lover, the core will pierce its way out, through the stomach and the skin, until none of it remains in the body.
The fruit is a deep red, like blood. It is at once romantic and horrifying, as an obsessive lover.
Q. What does the de sidere fruit taste like?
A. It is sweet. It is tart. It consumes your stomach and coats your thoughts. It is the best thing you have ever eaten, but once it has left your tongue you will never again remember how it tasted.
Q. When was the fruit discovered?
A. It was discovered long before you were born.
Q. Where did the fruit come from?
A. It came from the stars.
Q. How long has the fruit been used?
A. The fruit can never be used. It may be borrowed or won, but it is not a thing to possess – only to hold.
Q. How long has the fruit been in use?
A. It has been in use since the sky first kissed the supernal lights, since the moon first chose to cast its shadow in the afterglow of the sun. It will be in use until the end of the earth spills over into the heavens, until the deepest song of the universe draws to its final note.
Q. When is the best time to pick the fruit?
A. The best time to pick the fruit is when the sunlight catches the water in the same manner that a rainbow is birthed.
Q. Is the fruit healthy to eat?
A. Some have been cured of lifelong illnesses by the property of the fruit. Others have wasted away from a single bite.
Q. How old must you be to partake of the fruit?
A. Older than you are now.
Q. What happened when the first fruit was eaten?
A. When the first fruit was eaten, the earth divided into seasons of frost and fever, and the first child was conceived.
Q. What happened when the second fruit was eaten?
A. No one knows what happened when the second fruit was eaten.
Q. Does the fruit exist?
A. The fruit exists.
Q. What does the fruit want?
A. The fruit wants the seasons to return to their glory, and the birds to re-learn how to fly. It wants the clouds to find slumber in the morning, and rainbows to find their roots in the earth.
Q. What makes the fruit so beautiful?
A. The fruit is beautiful because the people believe it is beautiful. If it were ugly, none would have seen it but the visionaries who search out the beauty in storm clouds.
2009. One piece from a series of pieces based on childhood experiences or perseptions. This piece is not meant to be literal in it's aggresive tones, but more a fabrication and overexaggeration of a child's mind. That's why the father is elogated and overbearing with a look of pure menace and the child looks shriveled in the corner of the piece. It's only because the child feel's small in comparison to the father, and they are naturally scared of the consequences for their poor grade.
I thought it would be interesting to give the flowers a deeper, Jungian meaning. Do not touch girl, wait till you are older!
(anyway, it was funny to me ;))
Pen, Ink & marker illustration on clay-board, then scratch-board techniques to carve out detail, scanned in and digitally finished.
Question: Do you think this would be stronger if I had 1 or 2 balloons floating away in the background, plus 1 or 2 strings and popped pieces on the ground? Thoughts?
A slight departure from my usual style in the sense that this is a lot more messy than my usual work. Apologies for the epic fail at anatomy as I didn't use any reference for this due to the fact that I don't have any male friends with a spiffy suit in my vicinity and asking my work colleagues to pose for me is just plain awkward :P
I had this image in my mind ever since I read the original text a couple months ago. The first image that popped into my mind has a few more things in it but as I fear they may give away the identity of the mystery man, I decided to omit them. However I may revisit that idea and draw it out someday just so I can get rid of this "idea itch"... Also the original idea I had was to paint this with ink on watercolour paper but due to the fact that I live in a shoebox size room, I don't have the space necessary to mount + paint anything larger than A4 :( So I had to settle with imitating dry brush effect in Photoshop...
this is my homework
assignment is about to draw a thing that you treasure
I drew a headset .
Music really inspired me a lot
I love music :))))
A lovely sheep, so sweet and kind
had only breezes in its mind,
floating like a cloud of steam,
surrounded by its fluffy team,
they bubbled up into the sky
even though no one knows why,
thanks to their shepherd´s ingenuity,
every little dabber was safe and free
needed a bit of a break from Joe V Copyright-Bots. fun as that is, I wanted a little bit of whimsy in my day. :)
also it feels like ages since I ruined a pen in one picture.
The minute I joined I knew I wanted to share this illustration. It's one of my favorites, and I think the most relatable piece of art I've done so far.
Inspired to draw this after listening to Pamagotchi's song, The Tale of the Marrionette and subsequently going through all the resources :)
This is the version Matt requested without the original text. Original here :http://www.hitrecord.org/records/754447
Some of you have been writing new stories for the 'things that make me happy #1' record, so I thought I should upload a new version without the text.
I can always get rid of the textured background if need be.
The original text read:
things that make me happy #1:
Listening to sad music while having happy thoughts...
from a few year's ago in college. thought people might have cool ideas to vamp off of it, and may do a new version of it myself. it remains one of my brother's favorite drawings by me.
just a little something i made with PAPER one day when i was bored... maybe someone can write something about him :)
So the idea behind this is that the Earth is a body, and everything we build upon it is some kind of body modification (like a tattoo or a piercing). I chose a sort of dull brownish green for the skin to show that she is wilting. In the sketch there was a gash on her shoulder from which she was bleeding water, but it ended up looking stupid, so I took it out. Basically, if you look at her different body parts, the forest is her spine, holding her up - but the city is the head, controlling the body whether it likes it or not. I hope you enjoy my environmentalist propaganda XD
(*inspired by Virgina Wolf's "A Room of Her Own" - the fact that it's often a lot harder for women to find the time and place to be creative...)