Friday, July 25, 2008

Somewhere, there is a guy trying to smite me...

I'm gonna let you on something folks. I like to stay hydrated when I work. I'll finish liters of water before I'm done with a picture. In this specific case, I spent, oh I don't know, 2 dozen insignificant (not including time spent annoying my dog, or watching Kenny vs. Spenny) hours over the span of two weeks on this pencil drawing. I broke two... two glasses, both half filled with water. Here's the extra kicker, I pricked myself both times while cleaning them up.

I think whoever I'm offending is trying to tell me something.

There is definitely some sexually charged eroticism being exchanged between those glances. This style, I'd like to call Classically-inspired. I mean, I can definitely see the influences of classical art, mixed with my own style of course. I'm a total sucker for that gorgeous contrast presented by artworks from the Renaissance and Baroque era like I'm a sucker for a good tune from Bach.

Though I honest don't care much for the religious elements, they are significant in terms of symbolism, which is a large portion of the story that an artist is trying to tell through her work.

Actually, I think most classical art are very homoerotic, even pederastic. I think we're definitely a lot more reserved about nudes and erotism now a day, at least to the public eye. Often when we see them, they are presented in commercialized forms. It's a pity, really.

Take zee apple...
Time spent: approximately 25 hours
Dimensions: 11 x 14
Tools: 0.5 mechanical pencil, softlead pencils (Mars Lumograph), Kleenex, ruler, compass, a lot of water, two broken water glasses
References: Fodor's Guide to Holy Rome, Christian Jubilee Edt. andtheBible

1 comment:

Cindy said...

hmmmm ... gotta love homoeroticism! =P

And, I'm glad to hear that you're into law too! May the Flying Spaghetti Monster bless us in both our goals .. XD