This was another practice of listening to a specific song on repeat the entire time that I work on a piece. The track is then used for the background music in the speedpainting. The hope is that the piece really reflects something in the music, and it forces a lot of creativity from me even when I might not feel the most creative.
The music is of Shim, “Un Homme de Coeur” is the tittle of the song. Which from I gather means, ‘the heart of a man’ in French.
I think the greatest aspect of this image is the story that its telling. Looking through the image I feel like I did a decent job of allowing the viewer to explore the story of the scene. Sparking the imagination of the viewer is important to me. Engaging the audience is always a goal of a good concept.
Remembering to always convey as much story through every piece in your work is very important. When I do my work I’m constantly thinking of how I can communicate something more about the world I’m building a window into. You are always designing, make it purposeful design, not accidental.
This image was done in a relatively short amount of time, so I would like to have spent more time rendering out almost every part of the image. There is something to be said about limiting yourself and appreciating a work for its what it is communicating without the fancy rendering dressing.
Actually, that would be “a man of heart”, not “heart of a man”. But we don’t mind, because the painting is awesome. 😉
You are very talented, Josh! Jayson and I have been checking out your work tonight. WOW!