Colouring for adults (lol)
I coloured Shoes by D. Palmer. It gave me a hell of a headache, especially trying to colour in itsy-bitsy details under severe sleep deprivation, but it calmed me down enough to give me 2 hours sleep.
I’ll take 2 hours sleep over none, thank you very much. But I wouldn’t recommend colouring activity for insomniac. -_-
If you fancy a bit of colouring activity, here is a huge repository of pictures you can colour in. If you prefer an adult/complex ones, grab a few from D. Palmer’s collection. :)
The ALEPH mirror of one Jan van Eyck, the genius.
The mirror is the focal point of the whole composition. It has often been noted that two tiny figures can be seen reflected in it, their image captured as they cross the threshold of the room. They are the painter himself and a young man, perhaps arriving to act as witnesses to the marriage.
The essential point, however, is the fact that the convex mirror is able to absorb and reflect in a single image both the floor and the ceiling of the room, as well as the sky and the garden outside, both of which are otherwise barely visible through the side window. The mirror thus acts as a sort of hole in the texture of space. It sucks the entire visual world into itself, transforming it into a representation.
image: The Arnolfini Portrait, also known as The Arnolfini Wedding, The Arnolfini Marriage, The Arnolfini Double Portrait or the Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife, among other titles. The painting is a small full-length double portrait, which is believed to represent the Italian merchant Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, presumably in their home in the Flemish city of Bruges. It is considered one of the most original and complex paintings in Western art history.
Centaur armour II (1983) by John Howe
Why oh why did I stick skulls all over the place to turn real armour into fantasy armour? I’ve gotten over that since…I promise.
John Howe is a Canadian artist and his works mainly consists of books illustration. I thought I’d pay homage to this man since a lot of us would have seen his artwork and not know it.
Self-portrait, Pen-and-ink on anything handy
Boy, the stuff you find in the attic!
This incriminating piece of work must have been done in the late ‘70’s. I think I intended it as a business card (which probably explains why I found it so hard to get work) or something similar.
Looking at it now, I see my posture hasn’t improved the slightest, and even more dismaying, I still seem to be wearing the SAME sweater…
(The boots are in the basement.)
ROLANDO Cyril (France) via Curioos
I can’t stand this rage in me,
to be overgrown with this fire,
The wrath is bruising inside,
The fury suffuses my vision,
It’s so hard to stop the rancor,
All is so violent all is so bright,
That’s why I need to express.
Time : 18 hours
Software : Photoshop CS2
Tool : Wacom Intuos 4M