Over the last few months, i've been working very small. Much smaller than what my usual work consists of. I really really like it.
It all began with a few small gouache sketches to bring me out of a rut, but ultimately culminated in a project i have become obsessed with, The Humans.
I find so much joy in creating these people trading cards of sorts. From gathering the reference in a stalker kind of mode to the execution of simple shapes and colors with an emphasis on contrast, to the playful discovery of the unique backdrops that emerge behind each figure, which was heavily influenced by Baroque art i was really into at that moment.
I set out to create 100 of these Humans, and am at number 61, and not really planning on stopping after number 100. And honestly, with the billions of people living on this rock, i have a supply of models to last my entire lifetime.
Though i do feel a sense of responsibility, or an obligation of sorts to please my fans and collectors, which is why i applied this small works idea towards my more popular subject matter in the urban landscape area , and still life.
I don't know what exactly it is, but i feel such a freedom working in these smaller sizes. It's not that i can get away with more details, it's the opposite actually, i can give the illusion of detail and feel, with much less!
For now the all powerful great creative magnet is leading up in the direction of the small, and I shall gladly follow it's command.