I imagine this would be a scene from a desert acid trip or a James Turrell-like exhibition. I’ve been playing around with the Tiny Planets application (I have a bunch to show ya’ll from that), and I wanted to take its effects further. I want to own them more. I feel odd pressing a button for art. I mean, I press more than one button, and the photos are mine, and I suppose that’s what photo editing is…
I miss drawing and planning. The process of drawing gives me more time to think while I create. I make more decisions and have more intention. I’m more invested in the final product, perhaps. Or I think it’s more investment worthy.
I do love the random and surreal nature of jack-in-the-box apps like Tiny Planets: Surprise! Here’s art!
Below is my attempt at incorporating my art from the app into a piece with drawing. Ironically, I probably took way too much time drawing these sunglasses that I ended up making so small. I also drew out a face and body wearing the sunglasses, but I got rid of that because I figured such was implied. Maybe a faint outline could work to give a little more for the viewer to interpret.
There was also a draft where the big-hug shape wears comically large versions of the sunglasses.
Here’s the final (?) 12″x15″ artwork:
The text came to me while I was skewing the Tiny Planets shape. Both figures in the drawing looked like they wanted a hug. Maybe my little dots are not as clear as a thought bubble would be. Also! The glasses have a really cool reflection in them which is sort of lost in the scale.
I’m clearly still figuring it out.