I’ve been wanting to do things like art commissions for quite a while now, and now that I’ve finished highschool, I finally have the time. I was wondering, should I offer commissions for my art (digital, and traditional with a range of styles, mediums and topics/themes), would anyone be interested?
I also sort of need the money lol. But yes, I’d love to do art for you all- would anyone be interested, I’d really love to know and will post information about it in the near future.
As the HSC has come to an end, my major works can finally be uploaded. I’ve yet to recieve the marks, but alas, I worked on these three paintings for around 8 or so months.
The theme of my Body of Work was “Personal Fears.” I’m a very anxious person, and as such, I created these three paintings out of the fears that have affected me the most.
The first painting was made from acrylic, water and chalk. I’ve titled it, “Aquaphobia” to connect with my feeling of fear struck by the presence of large bodies of water. Growing up in Eastern Australia, water and beach culture is ever present. Everyone I know spends a majority of their lifetime either by the poolside or on the shore of the beach, surfing or diving- and then there’s me. Water strikes a lot of fear in me, whether it be rain, a pool or the beach (the beach giving me crippling fear.) It’s a social norm to be comfortable and present around the water, and sadly, its made me become a little alienated. I don’t enjoy the beach, I never have, and never will- every time I go in the water, I feel small and scared. I feel in danger. I’ve had to part from that large part of Australian life.
The second painting is titled, “Demonophobia/Daemonophobia,” but actually, you’ll find that during the process, I’ve come to connect this painting more to that of people than to that of mythological demons. I’ve used the imagery of the plague doctor to show humanity’s good will, as well as to give it a human structure. However, I’ve masked the man, and given this painting no colour for a purpose. He also has claws rather than hands, as well as his background is distorted. This shows how despite his human position, this man is a monster. I’m scared of people. I’m scared of their evil intentions. I’m becoming horribly disappointed, and we all, as a society are constantly in conflict. We want to do well. We want to heal others. But alas, I feel we’re just doing worse and worse as time goes by. We, as humans, are becoming “demons.” This painting can also be taken in a religious sense.
The final painting is, “Necrophobia,” moreso referencing the seductive image suicide is becoming. Suicide is my greatest fear, and my greatest trigger, and it appears as time progresses, the people who resort to suicide is… nothing short of disturbing. I’ve featured a young woman- a young beautiful woman. She references humanity and society as a whole. In the midst of warm colours, I have also featured a more “modern” grim reaper. Despite his skeletal appearance, I tried to hint a seductive and tempting undertone to this painting. He is taking the lady with gentle hands, almost as if he’s offering her to dance. The hands present ahead of them show how she has fallen to his charm- and he has been taken away. Suicide, and he, are both beautiful, no? The hand covering over the woman’s face show how she is forced into this situation, and there is no going out of it. It appears as if she’s being manipulated. It shows how other forces can make the grim reaper seem like a pleasant man to dance with. But alas, you’re just dancing into death.
Excuse the lengthyness, and this is merely my own interpretation of my own paintings. It’s meanings are not set in stone, and I’ve had others describe all three as “Hell,” or “Monstrous.” Feel free to draw your own meanings from my paintings~
COUGHS REALLY LOUDLY
I PUT AN EERIE AMOUNT OF DETAIL IN THIS
I THINK I LIKE THIS
I LIKE THE THNG
DUO AND JEFF HAVING SEX VIA DANCING WITH EACHOTHER THANKYOU AND GOODNIGHT
I would kill for a dance number with Terezi, Karkat and Gamzee to El Tango De Roxanne
so i had some fun with the original sprites for the kids
i hope you like them and i apologize if they don’t look that good ;u; I still need practice
this is all ive been able to think about with dave