I know. This one’s a bit out there for me. You will either instantly recognize what this is about or be completely in the dark. If you are in the dark, then I’d like you to take a moment and register what impression you get from this. What feel or quality does it have about it?
I don’t think you really need to know the (external) source of inspiration for this to GET it, but it certainly would help with any interpretation. I was watching some videos by the very weird and somewhat offensive, but really good musical group, Die Antwoord, and wondered if I could capture any of their sort of energy or dynamic in a drawing. So, the idea isn’t to make a nice and conventional drawing of a still from a video, but rather to make a visual interpretation of it, and the music. I don’t even know if that is possible, really, but, I wanted to see what would happen if I attempted it. This is the result.
I also wanted to only use whatever materials I have at hand, which are just some cheap-ass markers, colored pencils, poster paint, and India ink. Also, I didn’t do any pencil sketch or plan it at all. I’m experimenting with not planning, and keeping mistakes. Rather than fix mistakes to achieve a level of perfection, I’m trying to finish pieces with mistakes incorporated, and then move on, and improve at one-off images.
This may seem a bit like fan art, but it’s not really. I’m trying to push boundaries, even if just my own, and in this case it’s what can be imaged, and through what mediums. I’m doing this not just for the immediate end result, but rather as practice and experimentation which will lead to other pieces. Rather than have a signature style that I work to perfection and then replicate over and over to make commodities for consumers, I’m pursuing multiple interrelated styles which can feed off of each other and be combined.
I’m selling the original for $375.