Autoretratos / Self portraits

Depois de um longa semana cheia de novidades e muito que fazer no mundo lá fora, todas as horas livres foram passadas da melhor forma, possibilitando-me maior foco. Meti-me a desenhar umas ideias que andavam aqui a pairar há bastante tempo e a relembrar-me que não lhe estava a dar atenção e que estava a ser preguiçoso.

After a long and eventful week with a lot of work all my free time was spent in the best way possible, allowing me to be focused. I began drawing some ideas I had floating over my head for a long time which kept reminding me I wasn’t tending to them and that I was being lazy.

Como sou o meu único modelo, usei-me para praticar desenho de corpo e estudar sombras e texturas, daí que tenham surgido alguns autoretratos, como estes.

As I am my own model I draw myself to study body drawing and shadows and textures, hence the making of these self portraits.

 

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Licantropia / Wolf Moods

Depois de um longa semana cheia de novidades e muito que fazer no mundo lá fora, todas as horas livres foram passadas da melhor forma, possibilitando-me maior foco. Meti-me a desenhar umas ideias que andavam aqui a pairar há bastante tempo e a relembrar-me que não lhe estava a dar atenção e que estava a ser preguiçoso.

Aqui estão três interpretações do lobo, com estados de humor diferentes, interpretados pelo movimento.

After a long and eventful week with a lot of work all my free time was spent in the best way possible, allowing me to be focused. I began drawing some ideas I had floating over my head for a long time which kept reminding me I wasn’t tending to them and that I was being lazy.

These are three interpretation of the wolf, in its different moods, conveyed by movement.

 

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Stagnation

So, today’s post is an illustration I’ve been wanted to do since the beginning of the year but only now managed to keep up with all the delayed work to make it happen.

I read the “Stagnation” poem, by a fellow blogger who is a writer and a Woman, nonetheless, and after I did I knew immediately I wanted to draw it, because it was extremely visual and rich in a kind of simplicity that actually adds depth to the writing while making things clearer.

The writer goes by BARELYHERENORTHERE. Please do read the poem and visit the blog.

I AM A TEACHER BY PROFESSION. I LIVED IN THE UK ALL MY LIFE AND HAVE JUST BEGUN A NEW LIFE AND A NEW JOURNEY WITH MY FAMILY. WE MOVED TO KOLKATA A FEW MONTHS AGO. I HAVE A 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND A 2 YEAR OLD SON. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE GOOD TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCES AND POSSIBLY WORK OUT WHAT OR WHO IT IS I AM NOW.

 

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Veste-me de tristeza: a visão do humano raquítico

Revisitando algumas ideias antigas e um traço mais obsessivo, ofereci-me estas representações da tristeza e do vazio que nos usam à descarada, sem lhes confiarmos poder sobre nós. O vazio é uma tristeza… a não ser que sigamos doutrinas do vazio.

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The emptiness doctrine liberates us from the distorting impact of the prejudices which accompany opinions. Liberation is found at the point at which identities disappear, where there are no interpretations or judgments, where the self and the world are seen for what they are, not for how they relate to our preconceived categories of how we think things are or should be.

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Shlamit: o início de um projecto

Dando lugar na minha prioridade a um projecto que tem vindo a maturar reuni a minha pequena e amiga equipa e fotografei a modos modernos uma figura do imaginário épico e amoroso bíblico. Aprofundarei o espectro do amor incondicional em tempos selvagens e escravatura.

Ficam aqui alguns frames em gif, para mais um cinemagraph :)

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Swinging in Space

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She is drifting on water
She conceals
all a girl can feel
in recklessness and poise
the boys and the praise
her and the boys
in a haze
of false pretenses

when she walks on water
she’s herself without her name
when she walks on water
she blows her flame

she wants the truth
she can’t handle

she’s contending love

– song lyric project

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