My friend Renée came over again, and while she went for more cool space stuff to paint, i got more antiquated ideas. This idea came from those cool pillar mountains in China, and what if there were cities in those mountains? In the future, maybe flying cars and spaceships could dock there. The higher altitudes would probably be home to the more aristocratic echelons, while the lower reaches would be more crowded and dirtier. There’s definitely a lot more that could be done with this concept than i just shoved out in a couple hours of lighthearted painting.
I aimed for a traditional Chinese painting style (which i didn’t fully mimic), in an effort to contrast some subtle futurism.
Photo taken with an old iPhone 3GS, so that’s why the quality is super bad.
Around 3-5 hours. I was with a friend and didn’t really keep track of time. This is cheap acrylic paint on a small 4x5 canvas.
11 July 2013
It had been quite a while since i’d painted, and then my friend Renée came over and painted with me! She painted a supernova, and i painted the Milky Way (more specifically the galactic core which is so flipping cool). We also watched The Blue Planet on Netflix which was also super cool.
I recently finished a total reorganization of my room, and now it’s much more open, and i have so much more room to paint and stuff. So i’ll probably start doing that more often now!
The top picture is the color-corrected and cropped version, the bottom picture is the non-cropped version whose colors aren’t true-to-life.
This here is the first portrait of my 15 Portraits 30 Days project i failed spectacularly back in December 2011. I’m uploading these old things despite my feelings about cell-phone pictures. More to come!
Okay so it’s been a little bit since i actually finished this. The length of time it took me is an estimate, and so is the date. Sorry about that!
This was supposed to be one of my 15 Portraits that i’ve got to do, but it didn’t end up looking like the woman it was supposed to look like. So i’ve got to try again. There were just certain subtleties that i failed to capture the first time around. I might try again with a different medium, or retry the chalk. We’ll see!