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Characters- (older) Guy Salvatore, Good God
from- The God Machine
CONTEXT- I've been feeling out of sorts lately with my art, admiring people and what they do and feeling like the odd man out (though I like what I do, I just feel weird sometimes.) Looking for a theme or something to challenge myself to do an actual detailed image digitally (and in photoshop to boot) I looked to Tumblr for answers. SO! Last night I asked people on Tumblr
to give me themes to draw my characters to. skullskratching
suggested I do something with desperation/betrayal (they thought Good God & Guy would be perfect for conveying such emotions.) Then ~Digitoonie
suggested "last resort," for the character to get out of...and low and behold I came up with this.
MORE CONTEXT ON CONTEXT OF IMAGE- Now! With such dark themes I was given, I ran with it to the darkest place I could go to. This is loosely based on actual events. I won't spoil it for you, because some of it's wrong, some of it's right, it has all to do with Guy & GG, but not like this, but like this. (I know! Vague to the end!)
ABOUT THE IMAGE ITSELF- I'm very much a fan of Marcel DuChamp - yes the ass-hole who but a mustache on Mona Lisa and called a urinal art.. the very same jerk-off. HEAR ME OUT! His paintings (his original stuff that falls doesn't "really" fall into the category of DaDa), more importantly a painting of his, has inspired me for years, "Nude Descending Staircase No.2
". I love it. I have always been fascinated by seeing the movement of the figure as it's depicted all at once in a single image. To see movement, to capture it, to give the impression, or what was in the context of the present...I just love that. So, from time to time, you'll see that creep up in my images- this one obviously is one of those images.
The question you should be asking now is- did Guy start off in this image with the gun resting on his chest, or the other way around?
Also, i think I hate myself when I draw sometimes- even if this was an exercise to prove I could do something detailed, I gave myself a complicated composition and even something I found to be taxing to color. I loved the drawing so much that I didn't want to "paint" like I typically do these days. I might reconsider re-coloring it or posting it's drawing only in the future.
LASTLY- Should you consider this canon?
That's your choice. :3 Let me know what you see in this image- what's the story here?
FINAL THOUGHT-- I DO NOT CONDONE SUICIDE AS A SOLUTION. IF YOU FEEL SUICIDE IS A SOLUTION TO YOUR PROBLEMS PLEASE SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE GO HERE FOR HELP! NEVER GIVE UP! Look at me, if I gave up I wouldn't be here posting artwork to you all.
Look! I wrote commentary to one of my drawings again! How bout that!