Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Love Bug
I'm submitting this piece for Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesdays. Let me preface, by saying that I'm not quite sure if Digital Art completely fits the guidelines or not. I didn't see anything to the contrary, but there is a chance I glossed over the mention in the rules. Anyhow, please let me know.
I just came across Creative Tuesdays yesterday visiting Betsy's blog, visited and thought it was a really great way to share artistic interests. I've just really started exploring my artistic side in the visual sense a little over a year ago, and have been quite drawn to the abstract. This could because of a lack, as of know, in skill to draw people, places and things, but I do enjoy it and am learning everyday.
A little long of an intro here, well, it's actually below the piece, so I guess it would technically be a footnote, but regardless, checking out other's artistic ventures is always an enjoyment, and in short, that's why I appreciate the sites that allow a community sharing of their art. So to Mr. Toast and all those that share, thank you for providing such an outlet.
As to the piece itself, as I mentioned it's done digitally. I start by smothering the canvas in a variety of colors. Typically I just go where the ideas take me, but having a prompt was quite beneficial. I guess doing an abstract piece is really all about coming up with a unique snapshot of sorts. One that tells a story in itself. So, with that I got to playing with the knife, just something to do while I was thinking through what premise to go with. I finally came upon the idea of a cocoon and the eventual transformation into the butterfly, again, thank's to Betsy's wonderful Admirals the other day, perhaps it was still in my memory someplace. And I thought, when humans fall in love it truly is a transformation of self and surroundings, so I went with this idea. So, here, the heart is locked within the cocoon, and I think the butterfly is pretty apparent. So thanks once more.