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Artwork: Coming Back

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Coming Back, ink, acrylic paint, dry pastel on paper, 15 x 18cm

This is the next artwork in my Gotye Project.


In this piece I wanted to represent two figures- one lonely and missing the other, filled with thoughts about what they are doing, where they are and the uncertainty that goes along with it. The other falling through these thoughts and fading to a vague recollection.

The grey, blue and black hues symbolise these feelings- the colours are darker further away from the figure representing darker thoughts looming. The figure is also slowly being consumed by darker thoughts of the self at the same time.

The other figure exists within the thoughts but is white, vague and also fading into the surrounding thoughts.

You’ve been gone so long you’re fading
And it takes all the time I
can find just retaining
Thoughts of things we did
while you were here
But I know you will return my dear


Link to the song and official video on Youtube.

Main figure reference is from the amazing SenshiStock

(I did upload this a few minutes ago but saw something on the piece that needed changing so I altered it slightly and re-scanned it)

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Previous pieces in the project:

Like Drawing Blood

The Only Way

Hearts A Mess

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Illustration Friday: Ocean

I did upload this yesterday but decided to take better photos of it in the light this morning rather than using the one I took last night with a camera flash.

My piece for this week’s Illustration Friday. The topic this week being Ocean I decided to create something below the ocean waves, resting on the seabed.

This is in my Moleskine, created with an ink base and dry pastel layered over this. I also went back in with a tiny brush and black acrylic ink to add a few details.

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