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The echo of the offspring and the visual poetry of Elicia Edijanto

When the night arrives the child comes outside to play with the beasts.

What is there for the children who are not born yet? How will they interact in a world of uncertainty amongst themselves? Will they grow up and turn into drug addicts, junkies, pot heads, whores, womanizers, scum? No matter how little or how much their parents loved them, they will still feel empty and not good enough. Then they will  turn into deformed beings that want to dismantle the lies and trash fed to them like pedigree, and they will roar in the dark under flashing lights of coloured filters, sweat and share the illusion of freedom until it all becomes a part of who they are, who they think they are… they’ll feel happy puking glitter, masturbating because why not? “the gods resemble to us, we created them after all”, they’d say. Then when the day arrives 10 hours late again, they will complain about adults and their own humanity, for they have accepted their species is evil and some have actually embraced the idea…others fight it…others don’t care. The children, what will be of them when they fully grow up? Does that actually ever happen to children? Do they truly grow up or is it just a misunderstanding?

Elicia Edijanto is an extraordinary artist from Indonesia who specializes in watercolours to create beautiful illustrations that recite silent verses of hope, like reminders to not discard one’s inner child because innocence is never lost. She introduces each illustration with curated quotes mainly from authors such as Hemingway. The illustrations is also titled so that the narrative is even more straight forward, reinforcing the message to avoid misunderstandings. Nostalgic notes are observed in the composition of the paintings, each protagonized or antagonized by a human offspring and an individual of another species. The nature of life is rendered in black and white while both creatures share a moment, a reflection of the goodness that persists regardless of nihilism and the food chain.

Here is the link to Edijanto’s website, followed by a recompilation of her work, which can be also purchased here.

Elicia Edijanto

“Glowing Sun”

You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.

-Ernest Hemingway-

Elicia Edijanto

“Warriors”

And after all the falls are done, we must rise again –

Elicia Edijanto

“Glory”

Elicia Edijanto

Untitled from “The Animal Stories” collection

Elicia Edijanto

“Comforting Sounds” from the “Safe” collection

Elicia Edijanto

“Going Home”

I’m the blood, I’m the key
Let them born into this world,
Let them sing into the sky

-Nidji-

Elicia Edijanto

“Echo (3)” from the “Echo” collection

Oh, this is her, by the way. A beautiful woman with a beautiful craft.

Elicia Edijanto

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Art, Drawing, Inspiration

October 2011 inspired Guy Denning

What is all the fuss about the Occupy Movements and the Springs around the world? Well, I’ll tell you that beyond the will to power and collective unity, it’s also about aesthetics. A great example can be seen in Guy Denning‘s sketches.

Whoever said reality is boring, should consider going out once in a while…

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Art, Drawing, Inspiration

19 outstanding pen illustrations by Roberto Bizamas

As if drawing portraits with a pencil isn’t amazing enough, check out Mr. Roberto Bizamas’ work.

Dibujando a Obama / Drawing Obama

Dibujando a Obama / Drawing Obama

Not bad.

Mr. Bizamas likes shading his drawings with Bic pens. The result? Judge by yourself.

He is from Chile and a Deviant Art user since 2009; his hobby, aside from making wooden pulley bows, is photo-reference-drawing. The subject of his work: popular film and TV icons… but he has drawings of political leaders and painters, too.

Here are a few of his images, which I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy.

Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

ANTHONY HOPKINS

ANTHONY HOPKINS. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

ANTONIO BANDERAS

ANTONIO BANDERAS. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

MORGAN FREEMAN

MORGAN FREEMAN. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

william defoe

William Defoe. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

stallone

Stallone. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

slash

Slash. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

steve irwin

Steve Irwin. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

james franco

James Franco. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

mr. bean

Mr. Bean. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

charles chaplin

Charles Chaplin. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

columbo

Columbo. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

yao ming

Yao Ming. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

 Bruce Willis.-

Bruce Willis. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

dalai lama

Dalai Lama. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

elvis presley

Elvis Presley. ©2011 ~RobertoBizama

Did you like Roberto Bizamas work? Leave a comment below and don’t forget to visit his deviantART page for more, or his tumblr.

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