Have you ever had the urge to listen to some old tango tunes while wearing a weird skull costume and wrecking havoc on everything in your vicinity? Apparently this pour soul did
I think weve all felt this same urge in the past few months Dont try to hide, cause I know you know youve felt it!!! Haha - I knew it! This urge to destroy
. to act violently
to tear down
to kill? Yes, I can tell you exactly when youll behave like this The next time you sit down in your studio/desk/whatever and are prepared to create a masterpiece pay close attention to your behavior. Creatively focused, hand gliding through the piece, colors mixed to perfection - yet unexpectedly you realize that the wonderfully foreshortened Da Vinci-esque hand that you envisioned is looking more like sharpened sausage pencils lit from the inside - Suddenly it all hits you. The rage, the anger! The creative juices stop flowing and are replaced by adrenaline savage adrenaline. You grab the red paint and delicately start stabbing at the painting with all youve got and eventually realize that youve wasted 5 hours of your life. Angrily, you kick the canvas around while bouncing off the walls, and eventually you see a lovely costume you bought years ago and realize that it fits your current personality. And guess what? Old Tango music doesnt sound bad either! So there it is, what to expect on your next venture into painting your ultimate vision.
Ok, so I guess we behave strangely when our creativeness isnt up to our own standards. Some of us do the whole tango music thing, while others kill As in dude, you killed it! As in wow, that is a total masterpiece! People like Zara (Nemesix), Neville (nwiz25), Mathias (guterrez), Y.Soner(ashiataka), Fernando (Ferx), Gabriel (Steviewoo), Kamal (Hiun), Ralph (Korendo), Alon (AlonChou), Blaz (Ninjaa55n), Yusuf (Jeff Paradox) Axel (AxelAlonso) who are total weirdoes because they never pull out the costume or go for the red paint - instead they continue to work their piece into masterpiece status, and not only that, but they help others when they start thinking of going into this state. So thank you guys for all the helpful comments and tips, not only on my thread but also in general, because it helped everybody a lot! I cant tell you how much I learned from watching your threads, so in a sick way this is dedicated to you guys (of course, I dont know how crazy you guys might be). Congratulations on the finished pieces, they look amazing!
Used Photoshop for most of the piece used a lot of filters and special effects to achieve all the decorative detail. Painter was used mainly for the paintings so that I could get that old-school painting style. In general, I was working backwards - as in detail first, composition and lighting last. With all the layers and blending modes it was 100 times easier than painting directly traditional style. Traditionally, this piece wouldve taken me a few months to finish.
Final image: 3636x1854 Death of a Painting 2007 - Juan Pablo Monroy