Andy; The one who made it home

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Andy; The one who made it home

Author Comments

IDEA: I really wanted to push myself and my style for the last few days of Inktober, nudging the lines of social realism and expressionism. Another falling model, I wanted to combine the textures, microimaging, and tones to convey both the physical and mental aspects of ptsd, and the trauma of being a survivor.

MATERIALS: watercolours; multiple brands, micron pen

NOTES: Due to the personal nature of this piece, I would appreciate that it would not be altered in any way. Thank you.


Does look like a very intimate and personal piece, though I wouldn't have known the theme was ptsd unless you mentioned it. The body form expresses something, but still the scenery is a serene contrast, not at all dark and dystopian as you'd imagine. If anything, I'd picture a sense of isolation, doubt, some form of despair... yet the room is bright and airy, and outside the window looms a mountain; the sky is blue and the ground is green. Wonder if there's symbolism there that I'm not catching,apart from body language? Though it doesn't really convey to me what it seems you're trying to, it looks good, delicate and dreamy, with a tint of despair.


PrettyGeek responds:

I'm very pleased that the contrast comes through with such subtlety. One of the things about ptsd is that it's not always horrifying but instead desolate.
The hospital rooms are often bright and bare, but being without one's uniform can make them feel bare. The pose, I was hoping, would be seen as one outside of the environment, falling through space regardless of the angle she's viewed.

Out the window is another wing of the hospital, sorry.

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3.50 / 5.00

Nov 5, 2016 | 2:02 AM EDT
File Info
1939 x 1939 px
2.4 mb

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