I haven’t been doing many digital paintings with Adobe Illustrator lately…until recently that is. I am inspired by the various cats that occupy my chosen college, Pratt Institute: Brooklyn Campus
This is the reference photo:
I decided to emphasize on the peridot green eyes and various shades almost naked to the eye in the pitch black ebony fur.
The shaggy mane reminds me a bit of a lion’s mane; so pearly and silky!
I chose not to add more highlights or shadows upon the splotches of shadows in order to fully sharpen up the images of the rosy border.
The star shaped blended backdrop is meant to bring out the other parts of the scenery and complement my chosen colors for my typed signature:
My ears are pointy and twitching; eagerly anticipating some unique commissions for door signs/posters. I just need to set up my payment info…..
This original acrylic painting, 14 X 11 inch framed ‘Thinking of Love’, is a combination of my newfound affections for a certain classmate/friend, while unloading the emotional baggage of my two ex-boyfriends.
The primary symbols of this Hindu goddess akin to Kali are the seven chakras of the chakra ladder. For those of you who don’t know, according to Hinduism, the body is broken up into seven symbols, a.k.a., chakras. It begins with the red root chakra, orange sacral, yellow solar plexus, green heart (repurposed as a carrier owl with a keyhole), ultramarine blue throat, and purple third eye that resembles a crown. The crown chakra is invisible.
Fun fact: Indian woman typically have their left nostril pierced and connected by a nose ring to their left pierced ears. The size of the nose ring indicates the wealth of her in-laws, so, better check your reflection right before crossing the altar.
This is a close up of my owl, water lily pond, and parts of the vintage silver frame.
I love the stylized purple of the body and red root plus orange sacral chakras. I would have added a sexy belly piercing ring, but I have a stigma against exposed naval piercings:they are for prostitutes and/or strip dancers.
The creamy Taj Mahal is composed of creamy yellow ochre, yellow cadinum dark, cobalt blue, and ultramarine blue. I believe that there is some mars black and dark cadinum red mixed in as well.
The eerie yet poetic blood moon represents all the moon deities transcending time and countries. Some include: Chang’E, Selene, Luna, Hecate, Kaguya, Artemis, Diana, and Maya.
I’m inspired completely by past/present love plus Arden Cho’s unique, unforgettable song: Memory.
May love be well with ya; I swore it off for most of my high school career which in hindsight was well worth it. I have a large scholarship to Pratt Institute, no serious health issues/STDs, or physical attachments.
All be well with thee.
~Xi Wen Chen 陈睎文