Pencil shading and gold.
Shades of solitude in charcoal and watercolor: portraits of a soul with a longing for longing. A dull ache that comes from nothing and becomes nothing. A universal restlessness; the result of a yearning for something – anything – to long for. In the darkness of solitude we grasp for something that may or may not be there. But are we afraid of being alone too long?
The Victorian Rifle birds seductive dance and his possible mate receiving his performance.
Flowers are usually taken at face value; they are beautiful and, outside of their natural habitat, are most often used as decorative elements or shows of affection. In Pretty Poisonous, artist Dina Fawakhiri places an unexpected lens on these common creatures. If beauty is only skin deep, then flowers are likewise deceiving. By portraying flowers in delicate but extremely detailed views, the artist draws attention to the hidden toxicity that these flowers contain. In this newly commissioned series, their hyper-stylized form and contrasting color alludes to elegance and attraction, while simultaneously painting a surreal picture of seduction.
Digitally drawn and colored print of flowers. When printed gold foil was added.
Part of the Turbo Sale at Turbo design studio, Amman, Jordan.
The beauty of this rare Himalayan male Pheasant is illustrated with vibrant colors using watercolor base, details pencilled in.