Commission: Present

So I was commissioned late last year to do some drawings for a present for someone’s birthday. The theme was death and beauty the request being a pin up girl who was dead/decaying. It was a lot of fun to draw and a fantastic theme to further explore in future. Not sure of when the birthday was I’ve left it till now so as not to spoil the surprise. 

  
   
 

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Co-dependant

  
Torn asunder by conflict and battling for food these two owl’s destinies remain entwined tightly with one another, merging them into one and forcing them to remain enemies until they draw their final breath.

Flightless

 The bird, whose wings have been clipped,  can only stare wistfully up at the blue skies and dream of the days it soared through the clouds, atop the currents, free from earthly bounds.

Cry no more, flightless bird, for we shall put you out of your misery. Death is but another form of relief from our misery. Rest now flightless bird, may your tears no longer fall…

Death and Beauty

 
I did a piece just the other week that had this theme. It was a 50s pin up girl but she had a skull face and bone poking out of her arm and leg and things. It’s a really interesting theme and one I’m very keen to explore further. This is a first (read second) attempt to explore this subject. She’s half flesh, half bone. Part of her has been stripped back to reveal the her within both literally and figuratively. It shows that under the skin we’re all the same.