I'm inspired by 'mindscape' music such as prog rock, new age, psychedelic and medieval music but also by fantasy and sci-fi. This particular painting was somewhat influenced by the original "Outer Limits" TV show from the early 1960's. I was even tempted to paint it in black and white but decided not to.
Thank you. I like electronic music if it's interesting and beautiful. "Phaedra" by Tangerine Dream is all electronic and one of my favorite albums. I've listened to contemporary electric/psychedelic music such as chillwave. I like some of it very much as long as it doesn't have a dance beat.
soundcloud.com/kxld/marcelines… Then here is a song you might really enjoy its one of my personal favorites and it reminds of a a dessert with starry sky with odd statues in the background, its beautiful how music can increase the creativity of a persons mind
I listened to it. Very nice! I like "Adventure Time", too. I like the Peter Max-influenced animation and the show's humor and imagination. I think the artwork on that show influenced my painting, "Luminous Energy Harvesters II" to a degree.
It is a beautiful show my fav character is lemon grab due to his funny humor and randomness and yes the animation is very smooth and nice, and the song is relaxing and inspiring if you need any more music pal just ask i got millions.
The same thing with the Twilight Zone, too. I just have a nostalgic fondness for the 1960's Outer Limits. Some of the episodes were cheesy with low budget hand puppet monsters but then again some episodes were quite good. My favorite was the soldier from the future who travels back in time to the present 1960's but speaks in such an abbreviated form of English that they can't understand him at first. I thought it was rather prophetic. I liked the black and white photography in the old Outer Limits, too- the compositions with strong diagonals and vasoline on the corner of the lens to give certain shots a hazy and dreamlike look.
You are right some of the stories were good and then some were not so much. One outer limits story was about a shadowy group that wanted to unite mankind under a common threat, so they took a test pilot and modified him to make him an alien, things go south from there. The new Outer limits takes that story and expands on it.
One of my fave stories from the new twilight zone was the one in which this guy could make his dreams real when he was asleep.
The new twilight zone movie was not bad either, I learned to say No when someone asks, do you want to see something scary. The last time I said yes, it was a picture of my wife, oooooh man was that nightmare fuel!
PeculiarStateFeatured By OwnerMay 16, 2012Student Digital Artist
I am faving all the ones I especially like of yours. The ones where I particularly enjoy the composition, setting, colors and lighting. I stopped at this one the longest. I stared at it for a bit more than the others. I was watching the manifestation of colors fly across the sky as if it was a film, not as in some weird, trippy dream either, but literally because my eyes had to scroll upwards along the directional motion of the organic figure on the left. Every time I look at this piece, my eyes have to do the same directional scroll. Eventually my gaze drifts over to the gate on the right. And I sigh. And then my eyes travel a circular motion, returning to the figure on the left to begin the cycle again. And then, I feel actual emotion. I can't say that about a lot of art. I don't think I've ever said it about anything else here on deviantart. I love this piece, and I don't mean it lightly. Good job.
Thank you. It's rather unusual that you like this one so much. My 'busy' paintings seem to be the most popular. After I finish my current painting I may switch gears and opt for a simpler more subtle painting to do such as this one or something like "Winter Night Will-o-the Wisps". Simplicity and subtlety can give an image a greater sense of drama and atmosphere at times.
You need a smooth surface, even if this means applying another coat of gesso to the canvas. Lately, I've been using white or black GLOSS acrylic craft paint (it costs about $3.85 a bottle at Wal Mart) to apply to the surface ahead of time. The paint glides on really well. You might want to dry the gloss black. This really makes the colors pop out while at the same time you sort of have built in shadow areas.
As far as the imagery goes, I have many black and white copies that I make of ruins, rocks, trees, gardens, etc. which I reference for some of my landscapes. I rub oil pastel on the backs and then put them on the canvas while tracing over the surface of the copy with an inkless ball point pen. This leaves a faint outline to follow on the canvas. The spontaneous organic ('biomorphic') forms come from my subconscious. I also like to look at weird plants, fungus and glowing jellyfish to go by.