"Why create a work of art...
when dreaming about it is so much sweeter?"
Pier Paolo Pasolini ("Il Decameron")
I must thank Comoedus
for noticing something in one of my
works that I haven't seen myself, that the background in that
work looked as if the character was detached from reality. My
real reason was that I wanted to do something artistic or
abstract with the background instead of getting out of my skin
to draw a realistic one, neither did I want a flat one so I did
something abstract, but it wasn't just an artistic design around
the character but was an actual surrounding that looked kinda
like another dimension of sorts.
So when I realized what I actually did there, a whole new
world suddenly opened in front of me. Instead of torturing
myself to draw realistic backgrounds, I could actually put my
characters inside their own dreams or altered states! Not only
it fits contortion and other strange things I like to draw, but it
means I'm free to do practically anything at all. Such a whole
I wanted to celebrate it with another illustration I just finished,
which made no sense to me at the time of drawing but now it
just makes perfect sense. It actually surprises me so much that
being a big fan of Castaneda I never thought about drawing
characters dreaming or dwelling in altered states of mind, until
I saw Comoedus' comment!
So I'm really super happy with this. Dream-worlds are just the
best, and even more so for contortion and just about everything
else I love to draw. The only open question for me is what to do
with stories for such pictures, since it's meant to be a dream or
an altered state of mind, how exactly to write a story about it?
Hmm. But I guess I'll figure it out eventually. Maybe stories also
could be a bit insane or something, that'd be interesting.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy this new work! I'll go right back to