Thursday, May 12, 2011

[Mothers - Masochists] [explaning the process]

[The beginning. I decided to create something BIG this time, kind of enlarged illustration. The theme I've chosen explores the relation between maternity and masochism, as I think, that decision to have and raise a child is self decided way to be tortured. Of course, there's some irony in this:]

[At first I thought to make background similar to striped wall-covering, like putting 'mothers' in their home environment]

[my workplace - my room. the drawing is hanged on the wall with paper tape.]

[going further. my messy table, hehe]

[close-up]


[then I decided that the background is distracting the view too much, so I've over-painted it gray]

[looks better, but needs some accents]


[so I painted light blue/ sky-blue lines, which shows resemblance with bowels. I wanted to keep cold colouring]

[evening. the lighting is not the best. I added the last accent - red ball in the mouth of the mother. My roommate said, that this ball reminds her Blutharsh clip]

[FINISHED]

[exposition at Vilnius Art Academy, where I'm studying visual graphic (this is not me standing near, though)]

4 comments:

Human Mollusk said...

Great drawing Shaltmira! Are many of your drawings on such a huge format?

trieffiewiles said...

However long that took, its worth it. Exquisite.

Marcel Ruijters said...

A fine piece of work! I like how the figures are sitting in a shape that reminds me of a pelvis, like in a boat.

shaltmira said...

-->Human Mollusk
thanks, it's just very first my experiment. but I'm planning to make more artworks in this format.

-->trieffiewiles
I can't say how long.. From the beginning of this year I had this idea, and this peace of paper hanging on my wall, and time to time, I came and done something to it. sometimes I couldn't sleep, because I thought about what I could do better and so on. this drawing was kind of reminder that I should try, giving the impulse to try, it's good when they don't let you go.

--> Marcel Ruijters
little boats, say... i would like to take one