The drawing is finally complete after countless hours and many late nights. I was awake till 1:30 am finishing this. So technically the same day I’m posting it hahaha.
I didn’t think to look at the time till I was finished with the drawing itself. I couldn’t sleep till I finished the drawing. Sleep or art, it’s a difficult choice. I wish I didn’t have to sleep at all, instead I could create art throughout each and every night.
The nights I know I don’t work the next day or I have nothing going on I’ll stay up quite late and draw as much as my mind lets me. I get lost within my own imaginative world. Within that Imaginative world, I created this drawing.
The journey of this drawing was similar to a roller coaster. At times I had no idea what I was doing and was going with the flow. Then at times, I guess you can say I think I knew what I was doing.
I feel as If I have no idea what is going on when I draw, but I just do what my soul tells me. I’ll change my mind about what to do about one million times. The end result of the drawing has an infinite amount of possibilities. I could have used any color or any shape while creating this.
I’d say it’s more of the universe creating the art than myself. I get into an art “nirvana” and get completely lost within my own world. Creating away while the rest of the world is busy doing earth like things.
The Final drawing is of Jimi Hendrix.
The red colors were the most challenging out of the whole entire drawing itself. I bet there are 4 different shades of red in each shape. In the end, it’s something of my own color. A lot of different reds mixed together. The way they name, colors is very precise.
If you didn’t know I use Prismacolor colored pencils on my drawings. I’ll explain how I create and blend the colors. I have this piece of paper on the side of my drawing table. In the past, I’ve used it more than I do now.
If I’m uncertain of using a color. I apply the color to the paper to see what It’ll look like. I’m to a point now where I look at a color and I trust within my heart the color is correct. If I’m certain of the color I don’t use the paper at all. I attempt my best to ignore the paper to improve my art skills.
Colors are kinda similar to math. I’ll explain. Certain colors when mixed create certain tones and shades. Or possibly creating a whole new color itself. It’s like a formula that has to be added up together to create a final outcome. A formula for math or a formula of colors. It’s a weird analogy my mind thought of.
I’m a mad scientist with many colors and I have one ridiculous imagination.
I won’t say for sure what represents what in the image. That’s for you to create with your own imagination. Observe the image carefully and with all the time you please.
This is one main factor of my art. I let the viewer create their own image and that’s a manifestation of their own thoughts. We’ll all see something different, but alike in the end.
I’ve been learning how to use my camera for a while now. I feel I can take a more improved picture, but I’m still learning. Stay with me, hahahahaha.
As I leave you to observe the drawing.
Here are a few quotes I’d like to share by Jimi Hendrix. I relate to what he says within each quote. I’m sure many other individuals will as well.
-“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
-“I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.”
-“I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to”
-“[In response to being asked if his band does gimmicks]Gimmicks, here we go again, gimmicks man, I’m tired of people saying we’re…. gimmicks, what is this? The world is nothing but a big gimmick, isn’t it? Wars, napalm bombs, all that, people getting burned up on tv and it’s nothing but a stunt. Gimmick. Yes we do.”
-“You have to give people something to dream on.”
– “The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.”
– “White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.”
– “If it was up to me, there wouldn’t be no such thing as the establishment.”
There are many more quotes I could post that I can relate to. I’ll stop before I get too carried away.
I’m not sure if I have an Idol or look up to anyone. In life, all I’m trying to do is be myself. Be the greatest version I can become. But if I were to look up to someone and want to be similar to someone it would be Jimi.
I wasn’t alive to experience him in person, but his soul and energy will last in this world forever. He was a loved man by many individuals and is truly missed.
Thank you for observing my art and I appreciate the love and energy everyone puts towards my craft.