Month of Love has long passed and we are now in the middle of a snowy March. In light of warmer weather to come, here is my interpretation of “Yellow”. As always, you can view the full image in my art gallery.
I regret that I couldn’t finish the Month of Love challenge in all its entirety within the time-frame of the month. I will still be completing “White” for completion’s sake, despite being past February.
Unfortunately, a very convoluted issue came up with my ISP, which has spanned from my move-in in November until now. Considering how large of a company said ISP is, it has been absolutely stressful and taking a lot more time than I would like resolve everything. Due to the company’s size and how disjointed each department is, trying to find the right people to help you and for everyone to be on the same page is like navigating through a labyrinth.
If everything goes to plan, it SHOULD be resolved towards the end of this month.
In the meantime, please bear with the slow pace of my activity.
With the passing of Valentines’ Day and Chinese New Years’, the festivities of this month is primarily doused in the warm hue of red. What the color “red” means is up to you as it stretches over a range of emotions from rage, sensuality, to something more celebratory. For me, it was reminiscent of a poem I roughly drafted up two years ago, regarding my frustration with the contradictions between hedonistic temptations and the expectations of monogamy. Here is an excerpt from “Rabbit Island”.
As of now, “Rabbit Island” remains as a rough draft that will be polished up. Going back into the shadows to fish out of an accumulation of poetry over so long a time, also brought me back to an ongoing desire: in which I finally combine a series of sequential art and my writing into one. There are certain things that writing has done for me that visual art has not, and vice versa. Naturally, I wanted to find a marriage of the two medium which brings me to why I hold illustration in such high regard. Perhaps after I meet the goals that I’ve already set for this year, the part of me that itches to write will have a chance to be brought to life.
I hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s day yesterday.
Today, I’m featuring my contribution to the Month of Love challenge for the week of “blue”.
Blue for “Spinerette, spider bride overcome with heartbreak”; a character whom crawled around in my head since high school, though originally she was a dust mite. Her perception of love is a bit distorted since her last lover decided to choose someone with a little less legs behind her back.
As of recently, I am currently working on this week’s challenge for “red”.
I had a few setbacks but with a few days remaining in the week, it’s crunch time.