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Planet Of Fear by MikeGould Planet Of Fear by MikeGould
This painting started out as a total disaster. I did the sky and it was horrible - the sickly pink bit in the right corner. I then painted the orange to cover it, but left a bit exposed as if there were two skies. I still didn't like it so I painted the blue rocks and it looked like I might be on to something. I then painted the mini mountains, created the web by running paint down the paper and put in the figures and eyes - no not bondage suits, spacesuits based on samurai - I was heavily into Japanese history at the time. All in all I salvaged something from this and am rayther pleased with it.
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offermoord Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
fantastic piece, like it a lot!!
Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3: I`ve featured this in my latest journal [link]
cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like your style too and can see now why you like my work "sometimes there is no way to fight fear"...because your artwork is as colorful as mind :iconawwplz:
What I also like is the descriptions of your artwork..I think I might write more under my drawings too...I thought it was nice how your work developed and what you thought while making it. As for your painting..I really like that upper right part of the sky with that sun in the corner and the flames coming up reaching for the sky.
MikeGould Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think people tend to be attracted to work which they can relate to in some form. I went thorough a very dark patch, but I think using colour helps pull me out of that place.

It's hard to get the descriptions right. I don't want to say too much as I want people to get thir own meaning from the work - often people see things I don't and it is interesting. However it is useful to put some context in.

This painting started as a bit of a disaster. For some reason I worked in reverse and already had figures and and foreground in place. I did the sky and it was terrible so I did another layer and it still didn't work so I did another. I actually got a bit panicky as I liked the foreground. However,it ot there. Yes, I'm also really pleased with the way the sky in the right corner came out.
cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The strange thing is..that the themes my drawings have are not that happy..Iīm a very thoughtful person..anxious when I can not control whatīs coming towards me..but although I put all those feelings in my artwork it is very colorful :confused:

Yes..I guess itīs the right way just to leave a short description but donīt go to deep into the meaning so that people can see their own things in the artwork.
MikeGould Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do know how you feel. It is often hard to switch off thinking, and unfortunately it is often the more negative things that rise to the surface. In many ways a lot of my paintings are unhappy - they help me measure my state of mind. Until I restarted my painting I used to suffer from very severe panic attacks, but then painting has helped me control them - the panic and negativity often ends up in the paintings - sometimes good work, sometimes bad but it serves it's purpose. Most of my darker work isnlt on DA. The anxiety is still there, particularly if things are going badly, but not as severe.
cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, thatīs true :XD:
Iīm glad for you that painting helps you come over the panic attacs and fear..
Do you know this group? :icontherapy-through-art:
MikeGould Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Kate. Yes, I have recently joined the group and that is where I saw first your work. I have also realised that there are so many people out there who suffer similar insecurities and issues as me and it helps to know people understand.
cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ahh I see :XD:
Yes, thatīs true..this group showed me that, too.
But itīs wonderful to have art as a "catalysator" :nod:
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Submitted on
July 19, 2012
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Jul 19, 2012, 9:50:01 PM
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