DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT

I had done this illustration a while back on adobe photoshop. It was created at a time when going out was not really on the agenda, I had not job, and staying in on the sofa became an everyday thing. So my mental state was not really at its best at this point. This illustration was meant to be more of an emotion or a feeling; something that I needed to allow myself to do. Break out of the rut I was in, get out of the house and have a life again.

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Wine Dining

Wine-Dining’, is a line drawing consisting of harsh lines and limited colour. This is one of the first few drawings that I had done on photoshop. wine dining

I became quite attached to this drawing, and decided to turn it into a gif. I thought that this movement captured that moment what you realises that you’ve had that one drink too many.

REAL Wine Dining

STRANGE No. 3

The concept of these two images stemmed from the ideas presented and explained in “STRANGE No. 1” and “STRANGE No. 2”. This last step in the process was a bit more challenging in that i drew the whole body instead of just the face. The work fits perfectly into the definition of uncanny, as this taps into fear. Freud explained that “an uncanny effect is often and easily produced when the distinction between imagination and reality is effaced, as when something that we have hither to regarded as imaginary appears before us in reality…”. This is something that has been research for many years, but then again everything is subjective to the individual viewing it.

 

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STRANGE No. 2

After producing “Jessica” and “Frank” (elaborated on in STRANGE No. 1) I then proceeded to paint small portraits using watercolour. These paintings were then scanned and put onto Photoshop where an overlaying technique was used and their opacity adjusted. The detailed facial features were concealed due to this technique, making one eager to figure out the actual appearance of the image.face3

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Both drawings in “STRANGE No.1” were also used in this process.

The results:

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I was very happy with the results, I think they are interesting pieces in themselves.

STRANGE No.1

This little project was focused on facial features and how to manipulate them slightly so as to seem strange. The first drawing was called “Jessica”. The placement of her face was off center so the your eyes try to make up the rest of the body. “Jessica” also possesses no ears which is not very noticeable at first glance. This aesthetic along with the eyes being slightly off center, may solicit an odd feeling in the viewer.  The portrait is also slightly alien looking while simultaneously attaining human qualities

 

 

Jessica BigThe drawing following this was called “Frank”. Both drawings can be presented as a diptych. The lazy eye in this drawing is more prominent than the previous one so as to enhance an uncanny feeling.

 

Frank big.jpgThese drawings were done using Photoshop. The process was very enjoyable and quite soothing seeing as it was the first time using Photoshop as a drawing medium.

Red Or Blue Pill?

This was a project that was conduced in 2015 for the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA). The work was based on the red or blue pill concept from “The Matrix”. “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”

The reason I chose to tackle this concept is because working in such a company opens the doors to the world of technology and information, where one is knowledgeable about how anything console based works. Therefore they chose to be there, “taking the red pill” and indulging in all there is to know about the subject.

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The materials used to make this mural was grogged clay and the size is 1.5 meters by 60cm.

 

Reference:

Matrix Wiki. ND, Red pill. [online] Available at: <http://matrix.wikia.com/wiki/Redpill&gt; [Accessed 20 April 2015].

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