Affliction of Inspiration Picture
The current mental pain I'm feeling from drawing this picture illustrates the theme of it exactly-being chained to an inspiration that grows from the artist, that's not always pleasant, but still fed by the muse who encourages ever so gently to continue on even when you're so exhausted you could give up. I'm inspired in much of my work by medieval illustration and classical pre-raphealite themes such as medieval satire, which this piece draws its inspiration from.
I believe and am inspired by the beauty of the mythological, those old spirits that have beckoned mankind throughout the ages to scribe and to paint.
Pre-raphealite artists I admire:
John William Waterhouse
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Art aint always a bed o roses, people...and if it is..I think I just laid on a thorn.