Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sinful Nature

IF (Illustration Friday) 5/2/14, the topic was Revenge.  I missed the topic last week, and in all honesty, I just didn't have time to work on it.  By the time I got started it was too late, and I had to scrap the project which I was really looking forward to doing.  Ironically enough this weeks topic gave me the opportunity to do an illustration on a subject I had tossing around for some time.  For this weeks topic I decided to do a portrait of Carrie White, the star of Stephen King's most famous novel Carrie.  I wanted to capture the pivotal moment that the tormented teen had finally snapped, and became both a heroine and villain, which is indeed a strange dichotomy.  As a child I remember this movie gave me epic nightmares, probably because of just how disturbing it really is.  This particular piece also came at a time for me, when I was changing environments, and as an outsider it can be hard to find those connections that I lost. I also entitled this piece 'Sinful Nature' after the song by Bear in Heaven, which fits this piece perfectly (not to mention the bizarre relationship Carrie had with her Mother).  I would have liked to work on this one more, but, as with all works I never seem to have enough time, and I wanted to make sure I finished it before the deadline (afterall I've missed two, and didn't complete one of them).  I am happy with the way it turned out, but I would have liked to fine tune it a bit more.  The work is entirely digital done in Painter.