Friday, February 03, 2006

The Picture of Dorian Grey


This is the drawing for my third thesis painting. I absolutely loved this book and the content was too good not to illustrate it. I love how the story forces us to look at ourselves and our own demons. Especially coming from where I come from, I realize that beauty is king and can sometimes let you get away with murder. It's interesting how a book written over a hundred years ago still, for the most part, reflects our society and vanities. As far as the painting goes it will be pretty dark except for his skin which will be pale and ungodly. Madam X is a good example of what I'm going for. For those of you unfamiliar with the story by Oscar Wilde (and I know that's a lot of you) I highly recommend it.

6 comments:

Olumuyiwa Ajagbe said...

very cool man, story, background, everything. you're quite the poet aswell. cant wait to see to see the final.

Andre Moore said...

looks pretty sweet. You got a nice original style to your art.

Plantmonster said...

Looking forward to this one very much...i wish you'd have those greusome hands interact more with Dorina Grey though. Moby DICK is lookin' SLICK!

sarah said...
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sarah said...

Hey Carlos,

Nice to hear from you! Hope your doing well and rocking your last semester. I've never seen your work before, I'm impressed:) Nice job on the portfolio poster. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your thesis. I've been slacking on my blog lately, I'll try to get on that this weekend. Ryan says hi! Make sure your keep Jill in line at the library;)

--Sarah

Carlos V. said...

thanks for the kind words everybody. Andre I checked you site and I love what you do, definetly keeping up with you. Chris, you have a good point but I wanted the hands to be subtle and an afterthought almost, so that it still leaves a little mystery...I don't know maybe Im wrong. Sarah I love the dirrection of your work and I'm going to add you to my links and check on your blog often...when is Ryan getting in the action, I know he could draw well and maybe having a blog will keep him in the practice...