Work: The Architect of Time
Style: New Mixed Media
Pakal, one of the Mayans greatest rulers, expanded Palenque's power in the western part of the Maya states and initiated a building program at his capital that produced some of Maya civilization's finest art and architecture.
See photo 4 for the Carved lid of the tomb of Kʼinich Janaab Pakal I in the Temple of the Inscriptions.
This inspired me to create my painting "The Astronaut".
I have been visiting Mexico 2 now and after Egypt, it is the place that has inspired me the most. Everything about the Mayans, the people living there now, their food and culture it's just so colourful and rich. I had been drawing faces like Pakal's for some time allready but this artwork must be my best inspired by the Mayan culture so far.
How I work:
I draw with pencils, markers, pastels and combine it with watercolour on thick paper, then this is scanned into my computer at a high resolution.
With Photoshop, i paint in my very unique way with the mouse and trace the lines i had been drawing before.
Eventually this becomes a digital artwork that get's printed on the highest quality canvas available. Then i start painting over it, giving the work depth and making it a unique piece of art.