My old town didn't have any big business and no refineries. So when I moved to my new town I was a little shocked to see all these factories belting out thick plumes of black smoke. The thought for this picture developed in my head for about 2 weeks before I actually put it to paper. It makes me so sad to think we are poisoning our world. I developed asthma since I've moved here and I can't help but think it has something to do with the production plants that are about four miles from my house. I am so glad you appreciate this piece, it really means a lot to know that people see this picture for what it means and not just as a pretty fairy pic. lol.
The really sad thing is we DO live in this state...it's just not as obvious as what you see here. Every year more and more children come down with asthma and allergies. We are slowly poisioning ourselves. I am very glad you like this
oh poor fair even her wings look dejected its so sad what people do to the enviroment where i live ther are bins everywhere and i mean like every 10 metres and still people are too lazy to clean up dont they know its for the good of there children to no f*** up the planet some days i truly think the human race is a disease oops sorry ignore rant
I too feel that way on some days and it is getting harder and harder to shake myself out of it. I'd like to think that it's just our generation, but mankin has been like this since its dawning---the only difference is that there is more of us. But I suppose there is some sort of ballance to it all, it's just that good isn't speaking as loudly as it used to.
Don't worry about the rant---I wanted my piece to inspire that kind of volitale emotion. I wanted to shake people out of apathy. Some people it worked on and others only saw what they wanted to see---a pretty fairy.
the problem is i feel there is no balance big buisness is all to the doller never giving back and when they do give back im sorry this may sound evil but its to cancer funds and all that soort of stuff wich just lengthens peoples lives since the world is overpopulated and people are dieing later using more resources (my next door neighbour has 5 cars) its just too much strain personally im for putting a worldwide population ban on only being abel to have two kids a household and u cant have more than one vechle and a bunch of other thing my friends say it would take away too much free will but if people cant see past the ends of there noses then there will be no world for our kids to grow up in oops more rant im so sorry this is just one of those subjects that gets me going
I tottally agree with you. I think we should have to apply to have children and meet a certain income level, IQ level, and be sane. And then be limited to a small amount of children. Plus, I don't think people who have major genectic flaws where medical science has saved their life whould be allowed to have children. For example, I should be dead. My life was saved at the age of 16, I needed my apendix removed or I was going to die. Same thing happened to my father and more than likely the same will happen to any children I would have. On my father's side, we also have heart defects...something else I inherrited from him. I do not think I should be allowed to have children. This is something I deeply believe and I am 28 years old and will not ever be having children. What I can't understand is peoples' needing to have kids when there are tons of children who need to be adopted. And yes 5 cars is far too many for one house hold. People need to learn to car pool or ride the bus if availible. In america cars need to be a lot smaller, very often do you see tiny women driving these huge pickup trucks just to drive their kids to soccer practice...there is no point in that...get a compact car...it also seats five people.
exactly with petrol on the out we need it to be mandatory to not use as much i mean its not needed carpooling and bus's and trains and our two feet (might bring down the obecity problem) can get us around most of the time i dont have a car i choose not to (i can drive) i dont need the expence or the guilt or the increase in my waist size lol i think its ridiculous these suv running around they are dangerous and they dont sit any more than a regular car and dont get me started on vans just even the little things people can do they choose not too (like taking a 5 min walk to get milk instead they hop in the car) its just really sad that the world is going to shit and nobody will take the time to pick up a news paper and put it in the recycling bin
Huh...I've always thought that expression/emotion in my pictures was one of my weakest points... I am glad you like her...I really wanted to portray how I feel about pollution and mankind's apathy toward it. Thanks!
It's a subject I feel pretty stongly about...especially since I live not but a mile from such a refinery...I really wanted to use the fantasy theme to draw people into my cause. Or at least cause people to do a double-take and think about it for a moment. I am so glad you like! (How is Heather doing these days? I don't hear much from her?)
I know you talked about doing simple backgrounds to a fault, but I think you do more complicated backgrounds very well! It's a great overall piece; I think the muted colors work perfectly with the theme. And I really like the pinkish twisted plants and how they compliment her hair.
I almost changed her hair to blue...so I am glad I left it pink since you like it I was a little disapointed with the pink flowers...I was trying to make them look kind of rotted or wilted but they just kind of ended up looking textured. lol. I am glad you think my background is successful. Maybe there will be more in the future? lol.
"Subtle"...lol...something I've never been good at...and don't get used to it...I am sure that next one wont be so layered. It's just something I feel strongly about and for once it actually fit into my style. I am very pleased you like it, I was kind of waiting to see what you would think, since your art usually has a deeper meaning. I am not a shallow person, it just not something that I generally like to put into my art....although it does go into my writing in spades. Art has always been just for my enjoyment, to make me happy...doing this piece didn't really do that....and I hate the color scheme...but at least now I know I am capable of coloring in a less saturated spectrum. lol Thanks again!
This is not only really beautiful in its own right, but powerfully messaged as well. In fact ... I dont know if I can call it beautiful per say given the mood behind it but it looks ... well I guess I cant say nice either given said mood.
I really wasn't going for beautiful, so you are alright in saying that it is not. I was thinking it would be kind of a trick...the first thing you see is the fairy and then her suroundings.... I am so glad you like it Thank you!
I could not hit the button fast enough with this piece! This deviation looks amazing! I love how soft the fairy appears against the harsh smoggy background. This is a wonderful depiction of mankind's destruction of nature, and nature having to just accept what's been happening to it. I love this so much.
When I was drawing this I didn't occur to me how sad it really was...but everyone's reation to it has pretty much been the same...sorry to depress everyone. I am glad you and others are liking it, dispite the un-fun theme of it. I see several factories every day where I live just pumping out black smoke....it really bothers me. I developed asthma since I moved down to IN...I can't help but think it has something to do with it. lol. Thanks for your wonderful feed back, it means a lot
I think the wings are my favorite part...at least they are the only part that keeps to my traditional way of coloring things. I really tried to keep the colors kind of drab...which is not how I like color, as you know...but I thought I could get away with a little punch of color in her wings I am so glad you like it! I really did want to envoke a peaceful feeling here, because I think americans are too easy going when it comes to their environment...perhaps if we literally had to sit in toxic waste we might actually change? Thanks again for the wonderful comment!