Shadowness - TheSonOfMan http://shadowness.com My name is Alexander Spencer; I'm 20 and I'm an artist. We all look at art differently, because we all have lived different lives. We don't see realit... en Garbrielle http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/garbrielle <a href="http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/garbrielle"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/418004/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Gabrielle. Digital Painting. 2014. I usually never explain my paintings, I like them to be bit ambiguous to the person's perspective that's viewing but I feel liking giving one for this. Probably about the time I graduated, I found some sort of spirituality through Art and my surroundings. The only way I can explain it is being in the present moment. Have you ever noticed how the leaves move? Yeah I'm sure you've seen the leaves flutter in the wind, but did you really take it in? Were you there in that present moment, actually appreciating what you saw. Life is a lot more beautiful when you appreciate what's around you. This painting is about being the present moment. Next time you see a bird, take a moment and watch it fly because it might awaken something inside of you. Something instinctive and spiritual. Enlightenment through nature. I chose 3 birds and 3 eggs because the number 3 is symbol of divinity. The birds represent the mind, body, and soul and the eggs represent a new beginning. The nest is supposed to be a crown or wreath of sorts, to represent an achievement of enlightenment. My mom and dad had a mother figure in their life named Gabby. She died before I ever got to meet her. When she died it was on a crescent moon, and when I was little when ever we saw one my mom would say "Look Alex, it's Gabby's moon" and I would look up and say "Hi Gabby!". So whenever I see one I think of my mom telling me to look up, which reminds me of my painting. I named the women in my painting Gabrielle after her, which ironically means "Women of God". References: Birds - came from different photos of birds Model - alexanderspencer.deviantart.co… Nest and Eggs - no ref. Moon - nasa photos Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:45:25 -0400 Savage http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/savage <a href="http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/savage"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/415427/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Savage. Colored Pencil & Charcoal. 15 x 18. 2014. sav·age /ˈsavij/ adjective 1. fierce, violent, and uncontrolled. noun 1. a member of a people regarded as primitive and uncivilized. verb 1. attack ferociously and maul. reference: http://nerysoul.deviantart.com/art/Daria-tests-304041891 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:19:10 -0500 Love is Forever http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/love-is-forever <a href="http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/love-is-forever"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/373994/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This was a commission for a friend. To give the back story on the picture, my friend's mother's Aunt is in the hospital with cancer. I drew this picture for her mother's birthday as something to always hold on too. The watch was in the picture but it turned into a representation of sparse time. Who knows how long you have with your loved ones. The time on the watch is the birth of the Aunt also. Love is Forever. Graphite. 2013. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:44:47 -0400 Persephone http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/persephone-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/persephone-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/355007/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Persephone.Oil.2013. I see a deep fire burning inside. It whips every which way, and crackles like lightning. I see a women with horrible strength, but benevolent at heart. She brings a deep warmth to many, but leaves them cold eventually. She is Hade's wife, and Zeus's daughter. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:27:58 -0400 The Nirvana http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/the-nirvana <a href="http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/the-nirvana"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/338528/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The moment when the Buddha reached Enlightenment. This was a commission. I came up with the concept . This project definitely dragged on and taught me patience. Thu, 16 May 2013 12:40:19 -0400 She Feeds Me The Blues http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/she-feeds-me-the-blues <a href="http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/she-feeds-me-the-blues"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/336330/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Life feeds me blues, she's beautiful, but she feeds me the blues. I wanted to practice glazing in my own exaggerated style ..and then I just tried completing it for the time I had for it. Maybe I'll return to it one day, but for now its finished. I wish I had a better camera too :/ Reference: http://play-my-game.deviantart.com/art/Blueberries-341209591?q=gallery%3Aplay-my-game%2F21581709&qo=21 Thu, 09 May 2013 17:06:31 -0400 Red http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/red-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/red-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/317181/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A commission for a friend, it's a portrait of his dog that passed away. The dog was his angel while he was sick, so it means a lot to me to capture him. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:48:55 -0500 Megan and Anthony - Valentines Day Portrait http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/megan-and-anthony--valentines-day-portrait <a href="http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/megan-and-anthony--valentines-day-portrait"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/310480/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A friend commissioned a portrait of her and her husband for Valentines Day. Over 20 hours of work. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:21:17 -0500 Frank Ocean http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/frank-ocean <a href="http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/frank-ocean"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/303772/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />My portrait of Frank Ocean, his album channel Orange is filled with so much inspiration. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:03:56 -0500 And Love Is Hard.. http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/and-love-is-hard <a href="http://shadowness.com/TheSonOfMan/and-love-is-hard"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/295900/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Either it flourishes or it starves, And I would love to give my heart, I just can't pull the trigger in the dark. I'm not sure if I'm finished, it was going to be her bleeding paint from her nose. referenced from: http://alexanderspencer.deviantart.com/#/d5abm9l Tue, 01 Jan 2013 01:59:55 -0500