A quick shot of the sketch before I start the underpainting of one several pieces being worked on for an
upcoming show in San Francisco’s Mission District.
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A QUIET INTERLOCK
They begin trailing the Impostors, but Anali still was pained at the heart from seeing her parents. Before she turned this corner she turned back to take one last look. But as she sees them, she notices her mother no longer is slack jawed. Her mouth is now closed and focused. Despite her burns and agony it seems that she now is able to gather her energy to lock eye contact with her seed. Anali starts to feel the connection they once shared. It was as though her mom was infusing energy into her central nervous system.
A QUIET INTERLOCK / Mixed Media / 5″ x 4″
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AN UNLOCKED MEMORY
As we discuss the origins of her vapor, a memory comes back to Anali. She recalls a time period when Chûndra and her were close. They had been inseparable at one point. Sisters even.
Anali’s father had built a room which they shared as teenagers. At night they would tell stories of their innermost secrets and aspirations, occasionally staying up ’til dawn giggling. One night while bundled up, Chûndra told her the story of her mother’s death. Anali remembered her describing her mom simply withering away right in front of her. She had only been 11 years old at the time.
AN UNLOCKED MEMORY / Mixed Media / 5″ x 4″
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Dwindling lights fade into the shadows. Etched into their minds like carvings from ice sculptures, our young lady finds herself entranced by the slow rhythm created by the beating of raindrops heard outside. In this one moment, she wouldn’t allow the distractions to overtake her. She gathered her bearings as she feels a confusion brewing in her heart. But the vapor wouldn’t overtake her like the others. She stayed focused—focused on a rhythm captured by her eardrum which anchored the inspiration she held so sacredly.
DWINDLING LIGHTS / Mixed Media / 5″ x 8″
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Rïden, Netra, Aram and Koyu come to the conclusion that they couldn’t defeat Chûndra and her Tritons alone. They would need the help from human beings as well. But how many would be willing? Who can handle knowing?
FAR ENOUGH / Pencil, Gouache 9″ x 12″
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She’s tracking them with her birds. Chûndra knows what Rïden’s been up to. Although she’ll be unable to prevent him from getting the solution to wake Koyu, she plans on preparing her army. This time her drones won’t be so easily persuaded.
EASED PERSUASION / Oil Pastels, Marker, Colored Pencil /5.5″ x 8.5″
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In Honor of their sons death, they couldn’t just sit in misery. They needed to get up and take action.
However, they now knew the secret of how to awaken The Ishan from sleep. They’d need the help from many others to accomplish this. Koyu Q would be the first.
WALLOW / Guache, Pencil / 3.5″ x 5.5″
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(Cont. DAY 115) A large piece of her would forever be gone. The loss of her boy was too great. A child should never die before their parent. Once they reached a safe location, Netra collapses from the sheer pain of this heavy emptiness.
CAVITY / Guache, Pencil / 5.5″ x 3.5″