New Stuff

Or as new as my chronic procrastination allows.

Anyway, I’m still working on this:

It’s tedious, but somehow satisfying. Especially knowing my many obstacles (scale of the logos, textured wall, limited light in the room, freaking PAINT instead of pencil, etc). It sort of has me going in with a “let’s make the best of this” attitude that is very easy to work with. As opposed to my usual “this painting must save the universe.”

I also had this hazy vision of a Harry Potter themed painting that came out of a 30+ hour marathon watching the movies that just about ended in ruin. It began as something much more straightforward, perhaps I have a picture…

Oh, okay. So I had these cute little canvases that ended up being worthless. I felt confined in the space. So I tried using both of them in one go. Only my painting skills are actually quite poor, so doing something this…well, basic only exposed my amateur ways. I hated it. These pictures are from before I realized I hated it. When I went to paint the hand I had an epiphany. Actually, that’s not the right word…it suggests the correct course became magically clear. But instead I did this:

Hopefully you can see how they go together. But it’s a pretty weird piece, right? I don’t like it. But I don’t hate it. And I maintain that when art creates this kind of response it’s sort of successful…?

Oh, and c’est la vie:

Sailor Venus! I kept trying to do Sailor Mercury, but true to character, Venus would not be ignored any longer. She was actually my initial favorite of all the senshi. I played her at recess, faced many a sandbox and swing related Negaverse battle with her powers of light and love… But then our Sailor Moon bailed and I got nominated leader. I wasn’t exactly disappointed, but looking back I’m more nostalgic for the days I looked to her for guidance instead of Sailor Moon herself. Hm. As for the painting, it’s little more than fangirl gratuity, but I’m okay with it.

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