My newest piece for the digital painting series. I really wanted something blue and a bit surreal. The leaves created a perfect center with the dashes of light, swirls, and a brush that resembled grass for added texture. What do you think?
Thanks to my friend, CarlyKablooey, she hipped me to this fantastic blog featuring a young creative photography genius by the name of Alex Stoddard. The 18 year-olds surrealistic imagery is just captivatingly stunning! I really need to step up my self-portrait game because these images are INSANE!! This is innovative, creative, out of the friggin’ box type of art that I truly admire. You know what? I’m not going to rattle on about how incredible his work his…just peep it and tell me what you all think! :o)
Also, check out the interview that another blogger from My Modern Met, alice, had done about a year and a half ago with Alex.
All images were found via Google Search. I do not own the rights to these images.
I had the opportunity to be in front of the lens as a model for a couple of years. I collaborated with one photographer by the name of Neo Samo a few times, one of which was for a body paint series called Noir Black (yes, I know the meaning is “Black Black”). We captured one image that was visually stunning. It had garnered so much buzz where a woman’s shelter and an art aficionado wanted prints of the image to grace their walls.
Well, the last photo shoot I had with him, Neo Samo gifted me with a print of my own to hang up on my walls. I was truly amazed and humbled by the kind gesture.
Here is the image in question. I had a blast creating this, even though the paint was extremely hard to wash off. lol
I should be sleeping. lol However, I felt the need to create and push myself to stay inspired.
I love how Paul Gauguin had constantly reinvented himself through his self-portraits. Don’t get me wrong, I love the man’s work. In honesty, his rather unfavorable life overshadowed his body of work over the years. However, I remember how each of his portraits were completely different than the next. Perhaps the complexities of his madness had taken over his creative vision. Whatever the case was, his series of self-portraits left an indelible imprint in my art world brain.
Diamonte Soul was an experiment of taking shapes, colors, and texture and bring them together harmoniously…to bring out a soul into how I felt at the moment. Vibrant. Unique. Tranquil. I’m at the point of not doing “perfectly pretty pictures” anymore. You know…connection to the lens, expression, and making sure that my hair (or lack of it since it’s less than a centimeter short) is spot-on.
So here is my Gauguin-inspired, minus the madness, self-portrait. What do you think?
What do you think?