MyfanwyNia's Studio Weblog

Hello and welcome to my creative world, thank you dearly for your interest in my artistic endeavors.

Here on my web log I record my studio progress, it acts as a web based journal spanning back to 2010, here I can easily glance back at projects and artworks and add current progress. I hope some of you also will find inspiration here.
I welcome dearly your comments and feedback as valuable assets, that help me consider different aspects of my art practice and my creative growth as an artist.
Love and Light
Harriet

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

State of Emergency

Watercolour and Indian ink on paper

After finishing the small paintings featured in my previous blog, I decided to do a larger watercolour.
The inspiration for this painting is partly from 'Guro Lolita' a sub genre of  'Lolita' in Japanese street fashion. Have you ever spotted a staggering lolita covered in blood and wearing an eye-patch? You most likely had just encountered this rare breed. Guro is an abbreviation for grotesque, and includes lolitas splattered with blood, to lighter versions where they are covered in tattered bandages.
An overview of this styles motifs include medical cross symbols, arm slings, eye-patches, nurse hats, fake knives, plasters, fake bruises and stitches on arms and knees, broken dolls or bloody teddy-bears are all common accessories.
My painting is a little more bright and playful than this image of a blood splattered Guro. My character is a whimsical lolita clad nurse surrounded by her mischievous animal patients, these characters are reminiscent of childhood toys including the little smiling ambulance rushing down to the chaos below. This world is very cute a vibrant duality of sweetness with darker undertones.
I was recently asked what the theme of this paintings was? In reply I said 'crazy head-spaces and cute escapism' hence the title 'State Of Emergency' 'State' was referring to ones 'state of mind'
This painting was done using the same process I described in my last blog, the images below include a process photo of the painting at its second stage, after I had inked the original pencil sketch with Indian ink and rubbed away any remaining pencil lines.

State Of Emeregency

Detail

Process photo of inked sketch