Saturday, 21 July 2012

Ex Chaos Ut Infinitio

These past two months in spite the lack of entries here, I have been working tirelessly on several projects. One of my main goals was to evolve artistically with emphasis given on artworks created 40% with pencil on paper and 60% on my pc digitally. I want to create a personal style; a fusion of traditional and digital drawing. I also decided to give more attention to the background and spend lots and lots of time on each artwork in order to achieve a higher level result.

The first "fruit of my labour" is the artwork shown below (expect more and better ones soon, as I have more projects in the making and I'm already working on them). It has a few different inspirations but the main one comes from a song of my favourite band (those who are familiar will understand). For the title I chose latin as I find this language epic and much to my liking.

Now the concept in my mind represents the act of rising above chaos and into eternity. I believe all of us face several problems in life, be they health, financial or emotional. So this artwork represents the act of overcoming such problems and reaching the happiness we all deserve. We must never give up on trying to reach that hapinness and above all; never lose hope.


  1. as long as you keep your linearts visible you are ages away from being realistic, oh and using a reference once in a while might help ;)

    1. Well the linearts are part of the pencil/digital fusion idea I want to implement and evolve. It may stay that way or not as time will pass and I keep working on this style. This is also a good time to mention that realism is not my goal here but rather creating a unique personal style.

      By reference I'm assuming you mean I check what other artists have done non?

    2. By your words " I also decided to give more attention to the background and to achieve a more realistic/professional result" you said about achieving realism so there is where the lineart ruins it, realism doesnt have lineart, just like real life. If then you just want to have your personal style then dont mention realism.
      As about the reference I meant that you can look up for poses of people in order to get the anatomy right.

    3. Realistic does not mean excectly realism but you do have a point and it was not the best choice of words on my behalf. If one wants to achieve realism you point is valid. I will change the phrase there so it won't be misleading.

      Regarding the pose I actually used a photo as a reference to ensure the pose would be correct. Whether that is recognizable or not is a matter of perception. Anyway thanks for the feedback as it is always useful and welcome. :)

      Cheers, Sieg.

      p.s. may I inquire how you learned of my blog?

  2. Yeah changing the phrase corrected our points
    As about the pose my perception says it has mistakes, but thats natural since it's my opinion, keep using references till you understand perfectly the human anatomy.
    I think I'm done with the critique

    I learnt it from a personal friend