Minimal Effort – Mash Ups (December 13, 2016)

It’s Christmas time in the city and that can only mean one thing: I’m getting less sleep and doing less for fun.

For the past couple weeks – and for a couple more – my life is full time retail selling people cameras they don’t need and trying to sell them accessories they don’t want. Getting out the door before my wife wakes up, and coming home long after the sun disappears doesn’t leave long for extracurriculars to occupy the creative side of my mind. What creative time I do get is divided between video games and working on art that is most likely inspired by said video games.

This week I tried something new. Starting with Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers of Marvel Comics) and Mercy (the angelic healer from Blizzard’s Overwatch) I launched into a new series of minimalist portraits where I mash two characters together – ¬†Glee style!

Captain Mercy, as I affectionately labelled the piece, was an idea that originated while I was stuck at work on a Saturday afternoon. My phone background was Mercy when the screen was locked and Captain Marvel when it’s unlocked on the home screen. All it took was unlocking my phone a couple times to see that these two blonde women, with bright yellow energy surrounding them, were quite visually similar. They were just begging to be made into a single image. It didn’t take long, but after thinking about what the image would look like all day at work, it was extremely satisfying to see that come to life in front of my eyes.

Since I graduated from Ryerson last year, I have had to spend so much time working that I haven’t been able to devote much time to pursuing more of my creative endeavors. When I actually put aside the time to actually sit down and work on stuff like this, it helps to scratch that itch that can really build up throughout the year.

The support that I get regarding these, both from my friends and family, has been a huge blessing and very encouraging.

I will hopefully be posting regularly throughout the year showcasing the different things that I’m working on. If I’ve figured out this whole ‘website’ thing properly, you should be able to leave a comment below telling me what you think.

Thank you to everyone who’s read this far, I appreciate all of your continuing support.

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