Explanation behind this works and Why this Friend was as important as he was to me

Jesse Collection

I lost one of my Oldest and most respected friends this week. He passed away far too young. He’s watched my back since I was 8 Years old but I drew this to kind of explain what I am feeling and try to help get some of the emotion out after a loss of someone as important to me as he was.

Well the story behind this starts back when I was 8 years old in second grade starting at a new school after my parents split. I was the little kid in the wheelchair that a few of the High school students liked to pick on. Well my Friend Jesse was a Senior in high school then and saw I was getting picked on by the high school kids as a pretty much defenseless 2nd grader so he started to defend me and help me learn to ignore those who picked on me even after he graduated Jesse helped me get through elementary school with a few different classmates that liked to pick on me and stuff like that. middle school was pretty much bully free but I knew Jesse was still there if I needed him. Well a few years later I needed Jesse again this time it wasn’t bullies it was help getting through a combat tour deployment with my mom’s boyfriend  at the time, through that year Jesse helped me more than ever during a time in my life of just surviving having MRSA the year before and being 15. Jesse really helped me get through it all without going insane. If it wasn’t for Jesse my life may have been a lot different and I honestly don’t know if I would be the same person I am today without him. Jesse even tho you’re gone now I’d like to say thank you for all you have done for me man, I really appreciate it more than you know. May you rest in peace.

June’s blog Post

After about six months of being at a creative brick wall I now have new works to do new blog posts on, so without anymore delay here is June’s blog post.

 

This piece is another addition to my emotional art works and an explanation using color theory about why I haven’t done anything new since December. Basically in a nutshell until recently I’ve been stuck in the emotional vortex of happiness, sadness, depression and anger. With never knowing what mood I’d be in at any given time I put a pause to my art because I didn’t want my mood to negatively affect my work as an artist. Yes I know art is supposed to be about expression and emotion but some of the emotions I was feeling I didn’t want my reader’s to know about till I was ready to say life is good again. I did this piece this week as an artistic explanations because I thought it would be better than a super long blog post without any art in it which for me is super rare to start with.

My New Collection of Work has arrived

My newest collection of work has arrived. My inspiration behind these 14 new pieces is my beautiful, sweet and amazing girlfriend. Thank you for believing in me and my art. Happy 4th month together babe, I love you. I look forward to many more months together, I hope you enjoy every one of these new pieces they were made just for you.

 

 

 

Cloudy Mountains

Claudia Collection

The explanation

A drawing using colors of emotions I’ve felt lately, certain elements within the drawing also show those feelings. My feelings in this piece are happiness and comfort, my hope for a better tomorrow I think are coming true. I am slowly becoming me again.

What would I do differently?

I would probably extend the sky up a bit more because to me it seems the sky just rapidly ends.

 

Colliding planets

Claudia collection

The explanation

A drawing using colors of emotions I’ve felt lately, certain elements within the drawing also show those feelings. My feelings in this piece are hope or rebirth among sadness and destruction. To me this piece shows that even when all hope seems lost their is a brighter tomorrow. To me this drawing is a reminder no mater whats going wrong in my world there’s always a tomorrow to make it right. This drawing can also be used to support the saying “tomorrow is a mystery and the rest is ancient history.”

What would I do differently?

I’d define my lines better, maybe more colors to show more contrast of emotion. I’d probably make some of the planets more rocky looking and a little more like planets. The life lesson I see in this drawing I wouldn’t change.

City burning by Valcano

Claudia Collection

The explanation

This is a drawing using colors of emotions I’ve felt lately, certain elements within the drawing also show those feelings. My feeling in this piece are sadness and anger. I’m generally happy but sometimes when I’m sad my emotions feel like a volcano erupting.  The reason behind this piece is I’m lonely lately with all my friends off doing bigger, better things and I’m home trying to get work. I started to get lonely during the day so it made me sad. The reason for the anger is I’m mad at myself for taking so long to find work that the only way I truly know how to express the emotions in my head is through my art. The green grass around the city is supposed to represent hope for a better tomorrow but when I drew it I had little hope for thing to improve.

What would I do differently?

I’d define my lines better, maybe greater color contrast between all the colors. I’d probably make some of the mountains and volcanoes more rocky looking.