"From Magma, To Greatness"
Title: "From Magma, To Greatness"
Story: "Once every 100 years or so, a genetic anomaly arises. However, once every 1000 years, that creature arises from a volcano. This is one of those creatures, and we are very darn well lucky to have borne witness to the birth of this here creature. For the never before seen footage of its birth, be sure to tune in on Sundays on Animal Planet!"
When you and the work don't work...
I made this splotch the other day while Kaleb was making some 8 x 10's. Right before I thought to try it as a heart (the free file you received for taking the poll.) I really saw a flower but had a hard time making it into a creature. This one was hard. So many options. I could have blacked out the background and it would pop but I didn't...
I think I shouldn't have done the background with the pearl watercolors. It really brought the background forward when I wanted it to recede. I kept looking at it thinking, well maybe if I just do this... and then my head would pound to my heart beat and I'd put it back down. This is one of those days where, as an artist, the work doesn't turn out like you intended so whenever you look at it all you can be is frustrated. I sure hope you can see this work from a different light than I can. I'm not completely sold on which side goes up either. The winner can decide when they display the piece.
Although I have to admit the pearl looks pretty cool in the low light my head prefers atm... Perhaps as you walk by the piece, hanging on the wall during life, there will be a moment when the gold comes together and really shines, grabbing your gaze. Okay so I don't know how I feel about it, maybe I'm warming up, and then again... grr if it's better in low light it's not dark enough. My head hurts.
This mixed media splotch includes Gouache, Ink, Pearl Essence Watercolor, Charcoal and Graphite.
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