"The way of Wisdom lies, therefore, in recognizing things which happen to you as your own karma—not as punishments for misdeeds or rewards for virtue (for there really is no “bad” or “good” karma), but as your own doing. For in this way you come to see that the real “you” includes both the controlled and the uncontrolled aspects of your experience." — Alan W. Watts
Tags: black, white, red, inspiration, motivation
One of my Swirly Designs, illustrated with different tools such as Graphite, Ink Pens and Ai & Tablet. Mostly as Mixed Media, Vector mixed with Watercolors/Ink, or/and Pastel Pens, sometimes only Vector. Copyright by Carolina Matthes
Tags: animals, exotic, chameleon, green, reptile
From the series “In the absence of God”, oil and pencil on paper, 28 x 40 cm. The medieval illustrators represented animals that they had never seen, described by others, or derived from mythology. This generated monstrous creatures. From here comes the idea of a common set of animals, which are deformed with the help of redundant decorative codes. These artworks are made on paper overlaying subsequent layers of oil painting and pencil drawing (I often use graphite not only to emphasize the traits but as a colour itself, to fill and darken entire areas of the drawing).
Tags: animals, animal, green, chameleon
The Chameleon Moon, Book 1 cover by the outstanding artist Laya Rose, winner of the Second Edition cover art contest! Also available at the cover artist's Sociaty6 - https://society6.com/product/chameleon-moon_print#s6-6315458p4a1v45
Tags: illustration, art, chameleon-moon, artwork, illustrations