Friday, November 30, 2007

Excess

excess.jpg
This was done as a demo of a mixed-media technique for one of my illustration classes. It is an image that represents everything excessive that one human can do to itself. The problem I had with it was, no matter how much I tried, I could not make the illustration look as bizarre or as excessive as the real thing.

14 comments:

JO said...

Fabulous.

jennifermlee said...

i LOVE this.. hahaha

Anonymous said...

Excess is a curious thing in this case... He was just trying to be what we wanted him to be.
He did excess-ive things to himself to be it self.
Strange and sad but right.

Rick Lovell said...

Dear Anonymous,

Excess is a curious thing, indeed. But defending this level of excess is a bit excessive, if you ask me. This was a beautiful human being in the original form, and to have it altered in such a radical, unnatural, excessive way is indefensible, no matter how you try to rationalize it.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh lo! this is the perfect example of excess indeed! we are born to have our own identity and if others do not conform with you.. well ..hmm.. let me get a cup of coffee and think of the next line.. hehehe

Tarik said...

Nice rendering.
one day i'll do it just as nice as yours. i hope :)

rbaird said...

This is wonderful. Excellent choice for a topic. Sad but true.

NANCY LEFKO said...

amazing illustration....and how true !

Ellis Nadler said...

excellent rendition

Josh (musarter) said...

Great likeness. I think you did a great job of recreating his bizarre appearance. He is a poster child for excessive plastic surgery.

sheree said...

wow! very amazing --- i like the mood

Larry Lee said...

I think you nailed it. This is the best example of excess I have seen so far. And very nicely done. Great!

Bill Z said...

great picture, but I think you're right, it's actually flattering

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I love your art, and am not a particular fan of Michael Jackson. But you are a little rude... Yes, what he did to himself (not "itself" you meany) was indeed excessive, but it is in line with what many people do to themselves: lipo-suction, breast enhancements, plastic surgery, sex changes, skin colour alterations, etc... Why is everybody so vicious when referring to him?