Design number 2 for the clothing contest. I don't know if I'm hurting myself or helping with more than one entry, so it may be that I delete one before the deadline, but I like each design for its own individual reasons, so that might make it a hard call.
I started this almost immediately after I finished the first one on Monday night. As it happened, I had to be up early at 5am, so when it was already 2am, I figured it might be easier to stay up than try to wake up in a few hours. I got a good chunk done before I left, but then fell asleep as soon as got home and didn't get to finish it till now. Again, keeping to 6 colors was a definate challenge, but I think I pulled through it ok.
As mentioned with the last one, the theme of the contest is 'being a deviant,' specifically, about being artists, deviating from the norm, ourselves, and anything else that fuels our work.
The devil/angel theme is nothing new, but it was chosen for that specific purpose. I wanted something that was more of a standard archetype so the deviation from it would have more emphasis, but then, you probably already figured that out
At least for myself, I've never been one to fit into standard 'categories' or sterotypes (the term here being used not in a derogatory fashion). Personally, I've always found myself in the middle of a lot of different groups. I do visual arts (obviously) but I've also done performing. I do 2-d art, but I also do sculpting. I work digitally, but I also work traditionally. I like fine art, but I also like fanart. I love Shakespeare, but I also love Monty Python. On a very personal level, this was about my own feelings of carring bits of everything with me.
On a broader scale, it is also about the idea that there are no clear cut definitions in this world. In the very obvious sense, I do not believe there is such a thing as all good or all bad. I think there is always a balance in each, though one might outweigh the other. To carry that idea one step further, I think we're all a composite of our experiences, our interests, our friends, our hopes. I do not think there is a single person out there that exactly matches any given catagorization, even if they come very very close, there will always be some other influence.
But I've talked too much now
Hope you enjoy and maybe this is something you've felt, too