Pertinent time to share this Breakup Art (cards) I made inspired by Valentines Day.
To join the social media hashtag #throwbackthursday I’m summoning some of The Bulls water-colour series. The Bulls are at least 6 years old. I can recall when I was painting them, the table I was working at, the materials and even the feeling of the brush on the paper while adding water & colors. I also remember I made them all in one evening (and some failed attempts in the bunch, of course). Memories can be so vivid.
Directly from my current sketchbook. I don’t know if I’ll develop it further or if it’s going to turn into something more serious like a massive watercolor or whatnot. The point is that I draw rabbits because to me, they represent chaos. And chaos is the base of all things human. Am I right or it’s just Friday the 13th and Mercury is retrograde and my video renders seem endless…? Perhaps. In the meantime, here’s a sketch of rabbit and chairs. (Yes, I know, chairs? WTF?)
These are the results of experimenting with acrylics and ink.
In this collage you can see the detail of the wavy texture of the acrylics.
The myth of King Midas re-imagined on my sketchbook. Did I mention I love my yellow highlighter? One of the most important stationery inventions of modern times? I do.
Ink as a medium is a liberating experience, at least to me. The more you try to control it, the less it will flow. Ink needs a little bit of guidance, the rest is her decision. After all, ink has been around hundreds and hundreds of years. The usage of ink is embedded in our code already. There’s nothing to fear, she’ll never betray you. Ink has the ability to summon onto the paper all that was forgotten, not only by yes but by those generations that precede us.