Relics

Let us take a trip back to 2017, the days when I used to post… well, not actually that regularly… with a couple of random windmill drawings from those days that weren’t quite good enough to meet my exacting standards. Apparently they are now, five-and-a-half years later. Actually, they might have ended up on my short-lived Instagram, so if you were one of the dozen or so who followed me there, you may recognise them. But you probably weren’t and don’t.

I’ve photoshopped them beyond all recognition today; lots of big, textured brushes and coloured overlays to try and make them in some way worthy, and produce something similar to my pylon studies from earlier this year. In the landscape piece, layering a negative replica slightly offset appeared to create something reminiscent of VHS artifact, so that was a rather interesting development, even if I wasn’t necessarily going for anything like it.

Indeed, the whole exercise consisted of throwing stuff around and seeing what sticks to these poor old works, but at least we got some nice colours in the end.

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4 comments
  1. Love them. I missed your windmills in recent times. These two have an abandoned/ghostly feel about them with the blue and purple colours. Always good to revisit old works and apply new thoughts and techniques I reckon.

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    • Jacob said:

      Cheers dude. I definitely get the ghostly vibe too. Maybe someone was out there ghost hunting with one of those bulky old camcorders.

      Yeah, sometimes leaving a piece for five years is the best thing for it! I always keep “bad” stuff, just in case I can do something with it later.

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