Description This piece was pure exploration. I spent about three years working on different sections. I became very frustrated at many points. I felt like it was going nowhere and I just kept putting it aside to finish later. Then one day I decided to take a thick black pen (which I rarely use) and basically attack what I had going. The result was a much more expressive composition. I then returned with the small pens and finally finished...The result is a rather violent piece with many different sections, as I worked on this in many different moods. It looks to me more like a mosaic of feelings and emotion, that was at many points... frustrating. Another thing about my perfectionist nature is that I do not like to leave things 'unfinished', so in the end I really appreciate this piece because I was able to overcome my frustrations and finish it.
Phil Lewis, Boulder, CO Member Since October 2007 Artist Statement Throughout my life I have always felt a special connection to nature, and being outdoors inspires me to create. The amazing scenery in Colorado has certainly fueled this inspiration, and the surrounding landscapes appear frequently in my work. In addition to drawing the things I see around me, I also like to draw the things I come up with on my own. To imagine is the most fun.
Lately I have been developing a style of artwork that combines pen drawings and digital design. I will start out with black line drawings and then color them in with Sharpie and Prismacolor markers. I then scan my drawings into Photoshop and re-brush some of the sections, add shading, effects, and adjust the colors until they “pop” as much as possible. I then print the images digitally on fine-art canvas. The resulting media is a hybrid pen-drawing / digital-canvas, which ends up looking like a giant piece of candy stuck to the wall.
I am truly humbled and grateful for the ability to create this art, and through it, I hope to bring as much color and light into the world as I can.
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Catalog Details Product No 259606 Subjects Style Medium TagsLewis, Phil