Freedom Fighter

Americans generally don’t know what it means to fight for one’s freedom. This is Bourne out in the fact that less than 1% of the population ever serves in the military – and that’s okay. It’s good we don’t have to be like the rest of the world, right? This image is drawn from anContinue reading “Freedom Fighter”

Denouement

I really don’t have anything artsy or insightful to say. I just wanted to create something with the single source strong light, and am ambient light, which was used a lot in Dutch / Northern Renaissance paintings. She’s bloody, she could use a shower, but she’s survived. Here’s the close-in.

A Passing of the Quiet

For a few brief moments, there was peace as the battle faded into the distance, she looked around the remains of the building, which had once housed happy children of any town USA, before politics, demagoguery, and all-around hatred, driven home by media sensationalism caused an unrepairable rift in the country. She thought of thoseContinue reading “A Passing of the Quiet”

Aftermath Remembered

Continuing an apparent theme that fits in with Memorial Day and the senselessness of war – this is really more of a modern take on an earlier era. It’s rare that a soldier is left / forgotten on the battlefield these days, as the thousand kilometer frontlines went out with World War II, still, occasionallyContinue reading “Aftermath Remembered”

A Fragrant Silence

Poppies symbolize those who have fallen in war – particularly World War I, but the souls of the lost and forgotten use them to shout, “here I am” as we living tend to forget them within a generation. In honor of Memorial Day coming up, I’ve put together this scene reminiscent of a glade inContinue reading “A Fragrant Silence”

Modern Magicfare

It’s the Vietnam War, but with magic! As someone who has studied Vietnamese (Hanoi dialect), one of the cool cultural components that comes along with the language is that the Vietnamese believe in ghosts of ancestors wandering around in the jungle – and, if you extrapolate this to the rich Asian lexicon of mythology (Hint,Continue reading “Modern Magicfare”

Video of Recent Art

I’m truly sorry I’ve not done anything in the last couple of days. I’m working through proposals at work (to pay for my art!) and skin cancer to boot, but last night at 3ish, I made this video of recent art (going back to October (ish). I’ll get creative again soon! I kind of wantContinue reading “Video of Recent Art”

La Revolución

For generations they had hunted and exterminated them, through violence or chemical warfare. Violently, they had oppressed those who, at their core, merely wanted to see their children grow up in peace and darkness. But they had risen up, evolved technology to fight the giants. There would be no quarter, the giants would be treatedContinue reading “La Revolución”

The Haunting of a Tree

This is four digital art paintings in one. It represents the things a tree would see over a lifetime. It got messy putting them together, but art is messy when trying new things. I may turn it into a gif. The layers I used are each represented below in order. Layer 1 is infancy andContinue reading “The Haunting of a Tree”