The Fantastic Voyage

The Fantastic Voyage

The Fantastic Voyage

I still remember the first time I saw the movie “Fantastic Voyage”... 

As a science fiction fan, it was the from the on-set a classic!

It made me want to learn more about the human body and I distinctly remember we were learning anatomy in high school around those years, so the concept was absolutely fascinating. 

I was watching some videos on the Affinity Photo Vimeo page, trying to learn to use the iPad applications, and somehow this came out of that effort. 

It transported me to that year when I first saw humans boarding a submarine to be shrunk down and injected onto a guy’s neck.

We are all traversing through life in a Fantastic Voyage...

Darkness in Your Eyes

Darkness in Your Eyes

Art as a result of mood.

I am currently full of a sense of dread and apathy...

...they say that things like that are likely to affect you and the things you do. 

What happens when depression fills your art? Do other people see it?

They say depression does not show any symptoms, but what about when something comes out of your mind twisted and dark?

Does it show then?

Can this be considered a form of therapy? Letting out our darkest, most terrible thoughts on paper and/or in digital form. Could this be construted as an outlet?

Am I getting better? Is there anybody out there?

Hiatus over...

I have practically disappeared from the Internet...

I left Facebook (this time for good), I have not posted anything to Instagram or Twitter and I have  deleted almost all my email from my inbox.

But there is a reason, you see... we bought a house!

It has been a whirlwind of things happening at the same time and to tell you the truth, it has been really stressful. Sometimes I felt that there was no end in sight.

Finally things are settling a bit. We still have lots of things in boxes that we have to unpack and find new places to put everything, but things are getting back to normal, or the new normal, I should say.

I think I have not taken any pictures since the whole adventure started. It has been really hard to feel motivated and to find the time to do anything else.

I, on the other hand, have been able to create some more digital art in the brief times where I can sit in front of the computer for something other than work.

Recently, I set some of these as the screensaver on my laptop and I will have to say, they look rather nice when they are dancing around on the screen. (Pats back slowly).

Anyways, just a brief note to say that my hiatus is over and that will be back on schedule posting images here on the old trusty blog.

Here is a gallery of the latest digital artworks. Hope you like it...

 

Journey to the Center of The Earth

Journey to the Center of The Earth [junkie-dropcap]I[/junkie-dropcap] was creating this piece and I could not help but think of Sir Oliver Lindenbrook (excellently played by the late James Mason) upon discovering the quartz cavern in the original version of the movie "Journey to the Center of The Earth (1959)".

We are but a measure of our mental baggage. I remember reading Jules Verne novels as I was growing up and I was filled with a sense of adventure. Wanting to travel the world and visit exotic places.

I think those are the beginnings of my mental travels and the reason today I long for wanderlust.

Wanderlusta strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

As I approach my golden years, I am again longing to travel. Be it mentally or physically, but I want to see the world before it ends...

The way things are going there isn't too much time left, for me or the world. Better get on it!!

If you have not seen the 1959 version of the movie, I highly recommend that you do yourself a favor and go find it somewhere. A real classic!