Due to missing work this morning, I figured I’d be productive by spending some time in Photoshop CS6 which I haven’t touched in months. I used to be a graphic designer for a few companies but mostly used Illustrator for its awesome preciseness, I was afraid I had maybe lost my touch in Photoshop. For awhile I had this idea to make a satirical version of the ”OBEY” brand logo into something I felt was more appropriate in terms of a revolutionary theme.
Personally I wouldn’t wear want to wear the word ”Obey” in a society where most of our actions subtly revolve around the obeying of our governments even if in some cases (most cases) they’re corrupt, obeying the law even if sometimes it may be absurd and unjust, and obeying corporation due to their contributions in funding our governments and power gained from consumerism and capitalism. Its as if that brand name is there to subconsciously enforce those ideologies, but don’t get me wrong they make awesome clothing denouncing the things I’ve mentioned above but still to this day I still question myself as to why the brand is called Obey.
What I would suggest is for you to:
As I hibernate I wanted to show you guys what I have been working on. Here’s the current ongoing progress of my next painting, its another big canvas as usual resulting in a longer sketching period. I spent quite a lot more time coming up with the concept of this painting then actually creating it. There are quite a few mistakes at the moment but none that a nice coat of paint cant hide, but the painting process itself is gonna be quite challenging though. I’ll be posting further progress of this project in a few days hopefully.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a chance to provide any significant news, I once again must blame procrastination, work, and an imminent hibernation (that’s the bear in me) due to the horrid temperature we have out here. Now while I get ready to create some new material, I’d like to share some pictures from the Art Battle 73, in which I competed. The event took place in Ottawa, featuring the following artists;
Congratulations to Jordan Meekis, winner of the event
This will be the last canvas of my current collection, Beforehand I had planned to paint six canvases in total. I’m not quitting painting forever, the reason why I’m stopping at four is because I’m getting tired of letting my mind roam around such dark ideas. I had planned to paint a collection portraying the ugliness of our current society, but I just feel like such negative ideas are having an impact on me, I simply want to begin from new horizons and start painting about something else.
I’ll be finishing the rest if this tomorrow/today;
I must say I still see our collective behaviour in this world as I see it, absurd, illogical, and yet somehow wrongly beautiful.
The art battle was amazing!! The event was separated in two rounds of six artists;
Hamid Ayoub www.hamidayoub.com
Erica Taylor www.ericataylorart.com
Margo Bennetto http://margobennetto-artworks.blogspot.ca/
Andre-Marc Pierre awbwblog.com
Omar Hopkinson http://www.beneficialartmovement.com/
Lukasz Bober http://lukaszbober.com/
Mark Stephenson http://tumblr.markbstephenson.com/
Cristian S. Aluas www.csa1.ca
Mique Michelle www.dalisrejects.wordpress.com
Emily Kane http://emilykane-oceanmade.tumblr.com/
The Art Battle brought forward several talented artists who painted a canvas live within 20mins. Never would have I thought that 20 minutes could evaporate quickly, nor did I think it I was able to sweat due to painting. I’m very thankful I brought my camera to immortalize some awesome pictures I got of the artists live in action.
I’d also like to congratulate and wish gopod luck to the winner Mark Stephenson who will be representing Ottawa in the finals taking place in Toronto.
You can also click here for more information about artbattle.
So as previously mentioned in my previous post, I spent most of my time off school splattering paint on canvases, avoiding the snow and cold by never going outside. Actually I went out Friday for an event organized by my cousin (He was the only reason why I left my cave to get drunk and socialize). This might sound crazy but while I was scouting the club for the few hot girls it contained, believe it or not but this girl (unfortunately not to my taste) gave me panties randomly (No I did not ask her for them nor did I keep them as a Chrismast present.) I was just so confused and crunk which didn’t help me understand the situation, but I felt that it would be a good story to add to this blog.
Aside from the odd women I run into, I got my mom an awesome Christmas present. A few months ago when I had told her my plans involving painting she had suggested that I should make a portrait her, an idea that she had completely forgotten about. So I figured that I’d use the element of surprise using her favorite picture to make her a wonderful portrait. It was one of the first things that I wanted to complete before the end of my school break.
I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope you all enjoy your holidays.
Hello fellow readers
I’d like to apologize due to my inactivity, I haven’t mentioned it before but nows the time to tell you guys that I enrolled back in school on September 2012, hence my lack of posts. I’m completing a major in French literature, unlike most students in my program I have no Idea where such diploma will lead me to. Unfortunately I haven’t had as much time drawing, painting and doing artsy stuff, actually I’ve had no time at all to do any of the mentioned. I’m pretty much a geek on campus (trying to get those grades to make momma proud) and a rebel off campus.
I promise to dedicate my 3 week vacation to creating new content to post on this website, my subconscious has been absorbing a lot of interesting ideas, I hope to share my perspective on how I currently view the world. It’s kind of like being a bird in a cage who’s set free for 3 weeks only to be brought back to imprisonment. I really miss my freedom and being able to not hate Mondays.
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