Picture is based on this resonating quote. Man I have so many things to say about fear and inner demons and stuff thanks to english class and the multitude of essays I had to write on the topic
but ENG CLASS IS OVER SO PAINTING REPLACES ESSAYS FOR AT LEAST 2 MONTHS
Also inspired by Lord of the Flies (William Golding), Life of Pi(Yann Martel) and Pan's Labyrinth(OK I GOT IT ITS GUILLERMO DEL TORO OK SORRY), all telling excellent stories about kids crossing the threshold of innocence
I wanted to say that the monsters under your bed are illusions that your own brain makes up for you and basically it's aallllllllllll your own wonderfully active imagination and if there's a monster under the bed, your mind is what put it there in the first place
And also that everyone has an evil side that they have to accept at some point and it was always there in the back of your head hmmm
And this inner monster is the Monster of all monsters, so all other monsters are like lil slavering puppy dogs compared to the human monster, but only once you find your inner monster
Anyway this was done for =Xite91's contest: fav.me/d62by9b! He brought out a bunch of really inspirational quotes to draw from, and I picked this one.
^^ Amazing concept, execution, and thought behind it. I love the quote that goes along with it, and how the painting ties so well into the meaning. ^^ It's a great style-- the shadows and emotion in it are great. ( I'm running out of adjectives to compliment this with...)
But it really is a great piece and story behind it.
something i just thought of: pan appears to be coming out of the girls head, while she is staring at the monster, so perhaps that is symbolic of how humans can become monsters to deal with horrific circumstances?
she's a bit young to be psycho, though.