Shadowness - Portfolios Newartists An art sharing site where artists can create a free portfolio. Reach to thousands of graphic designers, photographers and art enthusiasts. en ArtbyKerli | Kerli Toode <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Portrait artist & illustrator |<br /> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:28:33 -0400 Puimun | Nimri Law <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Freelance Artist |<br />Much of my art derives its inspiration from mythology, legends, and folklore. I draw from many cultures, from my own Chinese background, through that of Roma, Celtic, Greek, Roman, and Indian to name a few. I have been interested in fantasy since I was eight when a friend introduced me to the world of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, and for a long time, my art was just about creatures and figures from fantasy novels. Even now, much of it still comes from these sources, because I still enjoy it. But I slowly found myself moving away from strict fantasy in both literature and my art, and into the realms before and beyond &quot;fantasy&quot;, which is mythology and folklore. Tales in mythology and folklore stem from emotions, needs, desires, hopes, and beliefs that have survived through time, for thousands of years, across hundreds of cultures. These things are part of the essence of being alive, and of being human. There is something in these tales that makes people hold on to them, even without need of words on paper, but simple word of mouth. And so it is these images that I try to capture with my paintings. In addition to mythology though, the other aspect of my art is the concept of &quot;sacredness&quot;. I remember in an art class I once took, the lecturer was telling of a trip of his to Africa. He had stayed among tribes. One day, one of the men took him out and pointed to a lake, far in the distance. &quot;That is a sacred lake,&quot; he was told. And he spoke to us in that lecture hall about how little in our world today is truly sacred any longer. The reverence that African held for the lake, the wonder, and absolute belief he held. It is that sense which I try the most to convey with my work, a sense of wonder for things within the human experience that somehow sit upon the edges of our consciousness. Things that are hoped for, or perhaps only half remembered. Things that could be, if one were to look on the world and think and live with a different mindset that could see all the possibilities and wonders in this life. Aside from all that though...there is the part of me that just loves to draw and paint for its own sake. Forget meanings and high-minded interpretations...when it comes down to it, I just have a need to draw and create. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:13:46 -0400 LheenasArtwork | <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Graphic Artist / Photographer | / / / /<br /> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:45:09 -0400 DunkelGold | Benita Winckler <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Freelance Artist | <br />Benita Nimri Winckler, artist and media designer has been working for the entertainment industry since 2006. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:42:59 -0400 sugarcane | vikki cane <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />model |<br />Amateur Model and Photographer, Graphic Design, make-up, set design.. Josh Mottley Shoots all my Modeling Photos and I am Apprenticing under him. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:27:08 -0400 Simtion | Simtion Florin <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Photographer, Graphic Designer |<br /> - do you really wanna know me? :) Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:37:39 -0400 Heffen | Godfinger Art <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />illustrator / Graphic Designer |<br />Power of Art Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:45:23 -0400 gestandeneFrau | Gudrun <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Hobby Graphic Artist |<br />Sorry for my bad English. I create images from the fun of it. I also feel still a beginner and would like to learn a lot. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:28:50 -0400 maulanalways | Maulana Yusuf <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Amateur, Newbie |<br />Hi,.My name is Maulana Yusuf, im from Indonesia Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:55:31 -0400 Hidayat | Nurul Hidayat <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Corel Draw & Photoshop |<br />ingin belajar dan berbagi Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:03:28 -0400