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A Day in the Park

Friday, May 4th, 2012

It’s been a long time since I posted, and that’s because I’ve been busy trying to finish this:

I am not exactly sure why I did this, but I think it sums me up as a person. It is not all that polished of a digital painting, but it is as tight as I’m ever going to get. The subject matter is typical American life in the 2010’s from the prospective of innocence. I don’t really know what that last sentence means. Anyway, there are details in this painting that I’m hoping people find and appreciate. Here’s a partial list:

  • The child seems indifferent to what he’s doing, even though he’s clearly doing it on purpose- Why is he staring off into space? Doesn’t he like ice cream? Why does he look somewhat sad?
  • The Goat-man seems repulsed by the family- Even before he ended up with ice cream on his lap, you get the sense he had pushed himself as far towards the end of the bench as possible in order to create space between himself and the child. He probably wishes he had chosen to stand.
  • The Goat-man is naked except for the bright red sneakers- Also, the laces seem to disappear. Maybe they’re tucked into the sneakers. All I know is that I didn’t feel like drawing the knot.
  • The child is not wearing shoes- This is because,¬†after doing 2 pairs, I got tired of drawing shoes. And only one of them has laces. Laces are a pain in the ass to draw, and not very satisfying.
  • Neither the child nor the mother are concerned that a scary-looking beast is sharing a park bench with them- Also, the nudity doesn’t seem to be a problem for them.

Let me know if you see any other details you like. I believe this is my most important work so far.¬† I’m hoping this painting can change the world at least a little bit.