All of these were done in old watercolour scrap papers I found in my room. I was lucky enough to have saved them 10 years ago. As an update in art tools: I finally bought some Arches paper from Amazon as well as a watercolour paper sketchbook (and a few other supplies). The package arrived last Friday!
Here’s a new piece and my first time lapse video (requested by V Yari Sama on my facebook page, thanks!). I experimented with a new (to me) thing and went with the flow mixing ink into the watercolours.
It’s been like forever since I did my last Sketchbook log. This is a small warm up experiment I did on my redbubble sketchbook with watercolours, a ballpoint pen, a pencil colour, jasmine tea and white acrylic paint.
I have been working on this short film for a while. Mainly because crashing systems and other vicissitudes got in the way. Anyway, the vision is finally here. This video was born as a celebration to different ways of seeing. Perception is a subject I’m keen on exploring in my work and wish to continue doing so.
With this project I wanted to make a personal approach to the essence of a terrible time. I re-visit the past to question and ritualize it. Taking dark emotions that are often neglected into the frontline.
I started this project during one night of May 2013 by taking impromptu pictures of the place and the things that surrounded me.
Two years later (2015) I return and fill the frame with the same spaces, allowing my current mindstate and perception create a visual contrast. Documenting a process.
Here’s a new addition to the characterization series I’m working on where I treat my own skin as a sketchbook.
I create characters based on my drawings and sketches by designing the make-up and styling, as well as the atmosphere in which they live. Finally I take these creatures in front of the camera, where they manifest.
From an impromptu process that I recorded for you (video below), Red was born.
After many angering Force Close issues on my Android, I managed to create As we fade. This small series was done using my tablet’s camera to take self portraits where I felt vulnerable while being physically covered.
The post-process was done little by little. To keep myself sane, I worked whenever I had the patience to get an error on my tablet. An annoying error that would force me to start it all over again! I was using an old version of the Pixlr app.
During this constricted process I remembered how easy it could’ve been to create each image in Photoshop, but I kept struggling to blend the pixels with my thumb. Faded into everything, melting into an open space of emptiness yet reaching out.
Dug up these from my artwork vault to showcase them on the blog. Some of these appear on the internet for the first time, today!).
I took these back in 2008, inspired by film noir and voyeurism. Thinking of self portraiture as a method for transformation and story telling. Concealed between reflections, glass, smoke or a figure; What you think you know can be misunderstood.
After many hours of work (behind the camera, post processing and designing) I’m proud to announce the launch of Tropical Darkness a Red Bubble exclusive collection!
Psychedelic patterns are formed with photographs I’ve taken of the many juxtaposed moods found in tropical nature. The deep colours of the caribbean now decorate useful paraphernalia such as leggings, scarves and bags. I’m literally obsessed with the final result.
The Full Moon Oracle will gaze upon you and inspire you to seek completion and purification during all your creative endearments.