May theme challenge was just that! The only thing that struck me is that My Son …..is My Moon… So that is my interpretation… All pencil sketch in my moleskine. I used a regular number two pencil and a water based varnish 3h pencil..
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I was out at the pub with a few friends and, while we were waiting for some other folks to show up, I challenged myself to sketch something for the theme challenge. This page is the result. Done with gel ink in a pocket cahier.
Another self portrait I feel would be an interesting entry into the May 2011 challenge. this is mixed media on 18″x24″ paper
Like Particles into the Night
Illustration based on the song Pop Art Blue by Zero 7.
One of a few of my drawings not in a Moleskine, but it seemed to fit with the theme for this month.
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Well this is my submitted image for the April Challenge.
The Text says:
… Your greatest challenge!
Well, what exactly is or was my greatest challenge? I suppose it is the constant struggle to maintain my hues and their saturation. Society, business, social standards, widely agreed codes of conduct, family, friends, love… all demand certain behaviour, dress codes, ways to speak and ways to act. They all demand to adapt and act conforming to what is believed to be normal. This constant adaption however is somewhat desaturating my hues, all those colours that make me what I am. I don’t agree with this system as who is the system demanding to adapt to their beliefs and codes? I don’t belong here at least it feels like it sometimes. I struggle with the constant desaturation fighting against the grey of normal or the shades of boredom. I don’t want to let my personal hues drip and drop out of my ears leaving only shades of grey. No I am constantly fighting to stay as colorful as possible – however it is a demanding challenge to remain your colours without offending those you love, you work with, your business partners and so on. But then – that’s just the way life is and how it works. Adaption without losing your hues, your shades of green, yellow, red, blue, punk, orange, violet the whole spectrum of personality.
My greatest challenge: My Mother in Law passed away on the 1st of March. She lived with us for several years, in her final months we were providing constant care for her until she lost her battle with cancer. My wife has been going through some rough times, i hope i’ve been doing and saying the right things…