|Reversed - 2/4/2011|
This is quite late, since I just found a shop here in Talamban which had a scanner. Anyway, the idea behind this piece was something that came to me during the wee hours of the morning. Without warning, I just asked what if our situation was reversed: that Nature should live off our life energies instead. Maybe then we'd understand the harsh realities of our own crimes against the world that sustains us.
I wasn't able to put in more details because the paper started to pulp after the third layer of color. I have to find papers more suitable for this medium when this sketchpad gets filled, but I'll do what best I can do right now!
Though not really a watercolor piece, I did this for Week 4. I might as well rename the entire challenge to Art Challenge instead. I'll do that for this week. I want to hone my skills with as many mediums as I am comfortable with(and maybe when I feel daring enough those I'm uncomfortable with, too). I still have a lot to improve(especially when it comes to monochromatic shading and backgrounds, mhrrr, backgrounds), and I hope that this challenge will help me. As for the piece's name, I called it Return because this is basically a return to more serious pencil drawings, not just the usual manga and random doodles. The reference I used for this drawing is this one:
Clearly my version is a far-cry from the original, nevertheless, I'm happy with what I came up with. It's better than my previous pencil attempts. I do apologize if I forgot the name of deviantart artist who took this photo, somehow the filename got changed when I saved it. I'll try to find the artist over the week. I do have a hunch that it might be Lina Tesch's work. Please visit her blog! She's an amazing photographer, and I've only dared to comment once on her blog. If I muster enough courage, I'll try to show her what appreciation humble me has.
Happy Valentines Day, everyone!
Now that the reference and the product are close to each other, I feel really awkward posting this, but what the heck. I swear I'll try to improve!
I realized I got a few things(especially the details) off. This is because I had the picture printed as a reference. I miss you, Q.