April 3, 2014
lasanbrian:

Selfie 2k14 by Brian Lasan

The idea for this portrait came about during my birthday. I had for some time been toying around with the idea of doing a new self-portrait series that coincided with my birthday. The idea behind the series is that once a year the self-portrait would effectively assess and take inventory of my growth and development as an artist.
For the first year of my tentative series, I chose to have my face dripping off a golden skull. It’s no secret that everyone has a numbered amount of days to live. I wanted to represent the anxiety of that idea in my portrait. However, the calmness of my expression indicates that I am not worried. I have come at peace with the idea of death and my only desire is to make effective use of the time I have. The golden skull revealed under the melted portion of my face is meant to represent the value of time passing. Although few things can stand the test of time, time is a resource that makes us wiser when it has passed. The gold skull embodies that value of time well spent.
In this portrait I am still paying homage to Caravaggio and Rembrandt through the use of light and shadow. I am also attempting to challenge myself and expand my color palette. So far I am very pleased with the results.  

lasanbrian:

Selfie 2k14 by Brian Lasan

The idea for this portrait came about during my birthday. I had for some time been toying around with the idea of doing a new self-portrait series that coincided with my birthday. The idea behind the series is that once a year the self-portrait would effectively assess and take inventory of my growth and development as an artist.

For the first year of my tentative series, I chose to have my face dripping off a golden skull. It’s no secret that everyone has a numbered amount of days to live. I wanted to represent the anxiety of that idea in my portrait. However, the calmness of my expression indicates that I am not worried. I have come at peace with the idea of death and my only desire is to make effective use of the time I have. The golden skull revealed under the melted portion of my face is meant to represent the value of time passing. Although few things can stand the test of time, time is a resource that makes us wiser when it has passed. The gold skull embodies that value of time well spent.

In this portrait I am still paying homage to Caravaggio and Rembrandt through the use of light and shadow. I am also attempting to challenge myself and expand my color palette. So far I am very pleased with the results.  

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April 1, 2014
Thanks :)

Thanks :)

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April 1, 2014
Selfie 2k14 by Brian Lasan

The idea for this portrait came about during my birthday. I had for some time been toying around with the idea of doing a new self-portrait series that coincided with my birthday. The idea behind the series is that once a year the self-portrait would effectively assess and take inventory of my growth and development as an artist.
For the first year of my tentative series, I chose to have my face dripping off a golden skull. It’s no secret that everyone has a numbered amount of days to live. I wanted to represent the anxiety of that idea in my portrait. However, the calmness of my expression indicates that I am not worried. I have come at peace with the idea of death and my only desire is to make effective use of the time I have. The golden skull revealed under the melted portion of my face is meant to represent the value of time passing. Although few things can stand the test of time, time is a resource that makes us wiser when it has passed. The gold skull embodies that value of time well spent.
In this portrait I am still paying homage to Caravaggio and Rembrandt through the use of light and shadow. I am also attempting to challenge myself and expand my color palette. So far I am very pleased with the results.  

Selfie 2k14 by Brian Lasan

The idea for this portrait came about during my birthday. I had for some time been toying around with the idea of doing a new self-portrait series that coincided with my birthday. The idea behind the series is that once a year the self-portrait would effectively assess and take inventory of my growth and development as an artist.

For the first year of my tentative series, I chose to have my face dripping off a golden skull. It’s no secret that everyone has a numbered amount of days to live. I wanted to represent the anxiety of that idea in my portrait. However, the calmness of my expression indicates that I am not worried. I have come at peace with the idea of death and my only desire is to make effective use of the time I have. The golden skull revealed under the melted portion of my face is meant to represent the value of time passing. Although few things can stand the test of time, time is a resource that makes us wiser when it has passed. The gold skull embodies that value of time well spent.

In this portrait I am still paying homage to Caravaggio and Rembrandt through the use of light and shadow. I am also attempting to challenge myself and expand my color palette. So far I am very pleased with the results.  

March 31, 2014

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March 29, 2014

Anonymous asked: What would your advice be to an entry level artist, just out of school, and trying to get into shows?

I’m still relatively new on the art scene and consider myself an entry level artist. So0Oo from my personal experience it’s best to just aggressively hunt down opportunities. Apply to everything and I mean everything. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re good or not just do it.

Surround yourself with other creative people. Look for other artists within your local community and reach out to them, ask questions, get involved.

Most importantly, always, no matter what, keep drawing!There are no “perfect” moments or “right times” to draw or work on your craft. Procrastination, a lack of discipline and inconsistency are the biggest enemies of artist and creative people anywhere. Fresh out of college it’s best that you build practices that combat these negative habits. I’m still fighting them off myself.

March 29, 2014

Anonymous asked: What inspires your art work?

My artwork really is inspired by personal experience. A lot of the time I try to capture an idea stemming from a show or movie that I watched and really liked. Other times I like trying to convey song lyrics that, in my mind, paint a vivid image. I try to get that image out as best as I can. The best example of this are seen in the drawings I made while listening to Childish Gambino’s Royalty mixtape.

March 29, 2014

Anonymous asked: Where do you work?

I work in retail part-time. However, beyond that I freelance and occasionally do shows. I’m eliminating retail in the coming month and kicking creative endeavors into over-drive. 

March 29, 2014
Hey followers. I’m about to go into work in about an hour. I’m attempting to use this tumblr more often so talk to me people. What’s on your mind?

I want to come back to an inbox full of questions.

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March 27, 2014
themadswami thanks for the kind and supportive words man. It means a lot! 

I haven’t forgotten about the print you won btw. Haven’t been back to the ‘Burg in a while.

themadswami thanks for the kind and supportive words man. It means a lot!

I haven’t forgotten about the print you won btw. Haven’t been back to the ‘Burg in a while.

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March 27, 2014

My interview from the RAW Showcase! Check it out

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