I am no fan of the aspiration to do original work. First of all, that creates an enormous amount of anxiety, and secondly, it is an impossible aspiration, because there’s no such thing as original work. If you show me a piece of artwork that everybody heralds as being totally original, I will bring in ten academics and critics who will look at that work and tell you from where that person drew their inspiration, who they had been reading, what painter they had seen … I’m much more interested in the chain of influence than I am in the narcissism of originality. The only way that you can create authentic work is to, with great humility and great faith and great curiosity, follow your own inquisitiveness, wherever it takes you, and trust that whatever comes out of you will feel original. That while other people may have done the same thing, you didn’t do it yet, and as soon as you do it and put your mark on it, it will, by its own right, start to feel original, as long as it has that authentic heart.
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
Because I’ve been so excited about the recent Person of Interest season finale, I decided to revisit my older paintings of Reese and Finch - they are among, if not actually, my favorite portraits I’ve ever done, and deserved some touchup and refinement. This show has come so far and raises such interesting questions - it’s a privilege to paint these characters (and hopefully I’ll do more this year during the hiatus!)
I honestly feel so honored when any of you send me anything. Wanna show me your artwork? Link it to me. Working on a song? Send me some chords or lyrics. Writing something? Feel free to send me your wip! New designs or outfit coordinations? You look rad! I love when people ask me for input or just wanna share their passions with me.
This is not bunny related, but I thought I show you the work I recently did. This was the birthday present for my boyfriend. It is his character from the MMORPG @guildwars2. It is a completely self-made 3D-Figure. Self-modelled with blender, printed, reworked with “greenstuff” and painted. The whole thing took about 80 hours of work (60 printing, 20 actually working). In addition to that, as a Designer, I created a package which is based on a package of Rytlock I saw. The whole thing was an awesome experience for me and I’d love to create more stuff like this with a 3D-printer (Unfortunately I don’t own a 3D-printer, but maybe I got one at disposal).
I hope you like it anyway, even this is not one of my regular posts. If you have any questions, feel free to message me.
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