A post on achieving the ‘impossible.’ Sixteen years ago, I didn’t know what ‘digital painting’ was. I mean, what the hell did that even mean??! I didn’t know how to paint ‘normally’ so it was a very foreign idea to me.
I didn’t know who @android_jones was. I was about to be blown the fuck away. Humbled beyond belief. Intimidated to even THINK about heading in the direction he was going.
I was drawing cartoons for a living.
Yes, I was grateful and appreciative that I even had a job, but I was terribly unfulfilled as an artist. BUT WHO THE FUCK WAS I ANYWAYS? ‘I’m just a cartoon animator, no way can I do those things’, ‘they’ll eat me alive, those concept artists and illustrators’...‘it’s not fair, they were just ‘born awesome artists!’....’they’re all gonna laugh at you and your cartoons!’ ‘IT IS IMPOSSIBLE!’ ....these were my thoughts and they ate away at me. These horrible limiting beliefs. I can still feel them.
But I carried on. I learned and learned every spare moment I had. Lunch breaks, evenings, weekends...ALL went to learning this new craft.
AND I SUCKED FOR A LONG TIME! I quit partying. I quit hanging out with certain friends. It definitely became an obsession. But I was determined to become the artist I truly felt I was born to be.
It’s been a long and difficult journey, and it was all worth it....the good and the bad. Especially the bad.
And so, sixteen years after first seeing Androids work, my art graced the cover of this years Burning Man’s guide book. The honor is tremendous, and I STILL find myself in disbelief at the whole thing.
This piece of art is a tribute to Android, and his tremendous influence in my life.
Art is not created in a vacuum.
We are influenced and inspired every waking moment…and every unconscious moment.
Our creations are born from other creations, tying all the way back to the source of creation, whatever you want to call that.
To artists striving to be different, to excel, to find new paths, to becoming the artists you were BORN TO BE....this is proof and testament to that.
I did it, and so can you.
And to those who want to begin to be artists, that desire is enough to get you on the path. More to come❤
Portrait of Rudy - Work in Progress (Color) (2019)
What do you think? Is he sufficiently nutsacked? Or... would a cluster of semi-translucent, cheese-like pustules sprinkled along the jaw line add to the overall picture...? Best viewed at: https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/021/327/952/large/art-van-d-lay-rudy-wip9-color.jpg?1571245877
Flashback to early this year with one of my favorite pieces I’ve done to date. I’ve learned so much from pushing myself and now I’m confident with managing detail.
This was an art trade with a friend; character belongs rightful owner.
I’m not always open for trades so please don’t get upset if I decline!
I painted this originally in greyscale to understand more with values and added color afterward.
Paint tool sai & Wacom cintiq
never ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ forget ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ the ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ whole ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ picture ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀of ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ who ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ you ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ are ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ in ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ times ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ of ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ silent ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ contemplation ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ of ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ how ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ the ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘world’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ made ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ you ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ feel ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ in ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ your ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ weakest ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ moments ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ of ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ self ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ preservation
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❗Artwork by @shadihamama
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Quadro pintado ontem ao vivo em 2 horas, durante o Encontro de valor #3 do @movimentohappyday com palestra do querido Diogo @aldeiauniom sobre RESPEITO.
Esse quadro fala sobre limites.
Meu processo de criação foi fazer 2 espirais que coexistiam no mesmo espaço mas não se tocavam, representando muitas vezes esse espaço que necessitamos na relação com o outro.
Só que... conforme a palestra foi acontecendo, os espirais começaram a interagir e fui compreendendo que podemos sim tocar o outro com respeito, e que limite não quer dizer distância, mas clareza.
Quando temos clareza do nosso espaço e do espaço do outro é possível termos relações saudáveis, interagindo com respeito até onde podemos ir.
Afinal, na vida vai acontecer de irmos além do limite do outro... Mas sempre é tempo pra aprendermos com essas interações e entendermos oq cada movimento tem a ensinar.
Ah, e o mais massa foi virar o quadro e ver que também é um olho!!!!! E que se observar e observar onde estamos e com quem estamos é extremamente importante pra que possamos coexistir em amor.
Com amor, Talia.
Acrílica sobre tela 40x50 2019.