luciddrugs said: To all three of them: What are your fav aesthetics? (In any way from art to ambience to anyway it is interpreted) (does this question make sense omg)
I like technical drawings. Mechanical diagrams, autocad, medical diagrams, new and old anatomy texts, but I want to find an organic expression despite the harshness of those unnaturally lines. Currently I’m developing an aesthetic sense akin to Akira Yamaguchi. I did a ship for a client recently that was influenced by his work. Here.
The piece I did for her wasn’t this detailed, but I did as much detail as I could, handicapped as we are by the size of the line.
I’m mostly influenced by color. That’s one of the things that drew me to Erik’s work. He would have these technical tattoos, right, like that one, but with these splashes of color or random colorful text. I’d never seen anything like it. It’s more common now, but it was shocking back when I was in art school
But I don’t like the technical stuff. I’m more influenced by my background in fine arts and all the picture books Charles would read to me when we were kids. We had tons. Man, I hope I’m answering your question properly.
How about this, maybe my greatest influence or my favorite aesthetic comes from stained glass. Like, imagine standing in a cathedral, maybe Notre Dame, and the sun is coming in through that huge stained glass window and the colored light just wraps and warps around you. And as you move around, the colors slip and slide all over your skin and suddenly, you’re this magical new creature.
I don’t know how I can possibly add to all that and I’m not sure what you mean by aesthetics? I prefer music and the performing arts; the story is the same but they’re always being reinterpreted. I want to see the human involved. With due respect to Raven and Erik, I don’t see the artist when I look at a painting. I like that human touch, so when it comes to art I like the brush strokes in Van Gogh or Raven’s oil paintings. I want to see the human being in the art.