Rhythm, cycles and flow
This is my first painting, outside of Paint Nite events, that I wanted to achieve.
Two years later, I finally made it!
Find out why it took so much time.
In 2017, not long after I overcame my fear of painting, someone I knew created an electronic music album and was looking for someone to illustrate it.
I figured I would give it a try, as the worse that could happen was that I would fail, so, no big deal. He accepted, thus, we listened to his album and I instantly got a flow of ideas. While taking notes of my ideas, I discovered similarities with my Shiatsu massage therapy training I took several years ago. Consequently, I used my course documentation as a source of inspiration for the painting.
Indeed, I could hear the flow of nature's elements, therefore, it made sense to find extra inspiration from Shiatsu, which is based on acupuncture. Shiatsu relates every organ to an element in nature for specific characteristics.
Next, I sketched my idea in a way to cover every side of the album cover. This was going to be my first original painting outside of Paint Nite events.
However, it took me over a month just to do one of the four sides of the album. Truely, I was lacking the experience for ease and speed of execution. For this reason, we decided that we would keep it to one image for the top cover of the album.
Nevertheless, I always wanted to achieve the whole painting with everything I had imagined. Accordingly, I reorganized the objects for a single canva. What a relief to get it off my mind at last!
Let me know what this painting evokes for you in the comments!