Been a while since my last update. School projects, personal work and small commissions here and there have taken up the majority of my life. Everything is moving so fast I'm learning new material at 17 times the rate I was last year. But it's fantastic, because I'm fortunate enough to be working alongside some of the most talented friends I know, and the results just keep getting better and better (you all know who you are)
At any rate! This is a piece that needs a little backstory:
Nearly 2 semesters ago I took an Earth Science course that focused primarily on the geology of our planet. For one of our projects we took a trip over to Golden, CO to visit the Colorado School of Mines. Our job was to search the map room in one of the libraries and find a plot of land somewhere on the planet that we'd be interested in studying for the following 3 weeks.
I went into the map room without a clue as to what region might interest me. So i just started pulling out drawers and drawers of maps from various locations around the globe, found an empty table, and surrounded myself with topology grids, climate patterns, and geology charts. It was pretty overwhelming to say the least and as I started to lose interest in the glacial formations of the West Siberian Plains, my mind started to wander...
What if these weren't maps to PHYSICAL plots, what if these maps represented something more intangible? What if THESE maps were the frantic workings of an old man who's spent day after day in seclusion, surrounded by his life's work, trying to chart the physical paths to heaven and hell? What if..
All in all, I think there's a few areas I'd like to go back and re-work. Not in a compositional sense, but more the application of color and how some of the strokes lay on the canvas. Definitely learned a lot about time management with this one and began experimenting with a different color pallet than I'm used to.
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Tutorial posted here: [link]
A DD??!!!??!! That's insane!! Thanks for everyones kind words. You all help to keep me motivated
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