Not sure how I feel about this. Like my idea enough, but have mixed feelings about the middle panel. One moment I feel okay with it looking a bit abstract and the next moment I just think I did a lousy job at drawing! I may redo that whole panel some day. This is not that day though.
I will explain what this is about to me all the way at the bottom, so you can easily skip it if you'd rather have your own interpretation. I'd love to hear yours, though!
Requesting your input on something: I have yet to sign this. When I do, I will immediately designate something as being the 'top'. So my question to you: Which view do you like best? The one above or any of these?
Materials and credits:
- Main reference by ^Elandria
, additional reference by *Eirian-stock
- Winsor and Newton Extra Smooth Bristol Board A3
- Pencils from 4H through 6B; Staedtler Mars Lumograph and Tombow Mono 100's
- Mechanical pencils 0.3 in H and B
- Various erasers
- Various blending tools
--------What this is about to me:
Our experiences change us. Every experience can invoke a combination of certain emotions, where one may be stronger than the other, but rarely is it fully black or white.
The loss of a loved one, that dream you've had to give up, that friendship that just disappeared with the passing of the years, etc... All of these things come with grief, but undoubtedly also with some good memories and smiles.
Aside from that though, this also shows to me how experiences like that can permanently change us. If you're not careful, you might end up bitter. The title refers to that quote "Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you react to it."
Life is ever-changing (what the water symbolizes), but it's up to you what you take from it and do with that.