Day: June 8, 2010
Day: June 8, 2010
My schedule has cleared up for a little bit, which leaves me some much needed time to do personal artwork. I got the chance to sit down doodle last night, just to see what sort of imagery sprung up. I did about 10-15 different watercolor drawings and one of the themes that I was most drawn to is Objectum-Sexuality.
Objectum-Sexuality is basically when someone falls romantically, sexually, physically, and emotionally in love with an inanimate object. It is very rare that someone identifies as OS and usually only happens with women.
It sounds strange but is it really that different then a teenager kissing a pillow and thinking about a boy? Or a stadium full of little girls can love a heartthrob, to the point of tears, and not feel competitive with each other?
I find the idea to be very romantic; the need to love so badly that real emotions can be projected onto something/someone without any sort of actual exchange.
When I normally work on a project for a client there are several phases of roughs, feedback, sketching, feedback, tight sketching, feedback, coloring, feedback, and then final. I did these four rough “concept” sketches and I’m interested in which ones stick out to you and why. I’m also interested in your suggestions and ideas on where I can take the idea.
These four drawings all evoke in me the “unrequited love” feeling I get from the concept of an Objectum-Sexual. I’m hoping they do the same for you.
Whichever drawing seems to be getting the most attention is one that I’ll explore further.
Feel free to comment below or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
looking forward to your feedback!
Okay so it’s time for another phase of my “Play Art Director” blog project. The drawing most responded to, in comment and via email, was Mass Passion so I’m exploring that composition further with these new watercolor sketches. It was suggested that I should maybe replace the rose with a drippy Italian ice. Now for me, a cup of Italian ice doesn’t evoke the romance and eroticism that I’m looking for with this particular piece but I do love the idea of sexy, drippy, red goo….so now the flower is dripping sexy, red goo.
For the next phase I’m going to work on a more finely tuned pencil sketch, and I’m sure the composition will evolve and become more complex as I do that, but I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on the direction it’s going!
Please tell me what you think! I LIVE for feedback!