Deciding whether or not i should get a tattoo was never a battle, it was more of like WHAT to permanently ink on my body that i will (hopefully) not regret for the rest of my life. So it took me a while to come up with something.
Then there's the pressure of coming up with a profound meaning behind the design. Of course, I would wanna be able to explain it to people when they ask. :-|
So there's that, and there's this..
(this is not the final design)
Whether it was profound or not, the idea was more personal. Mermaids have always fascinated me. These mythical creatures that have been spawn from creative mind were perfect as my subject. Two mermaids entangled passionately in love and hate but are bound and connected by carnal desire. One poses an an alter-ego.
Trying out my new-found style, I combined typography and illustration. Illustrating foods that would form the words'hunger crisis'-- i thought was a genius idea (hahaha!). At least it was not something that i would predictably given the very cliche topic. So i was proud to come up with this idea.
870 million people are suffering from malnutrition in a time of escalating food crisis in the Middle East and Africa.
Happy new year everyone! I'm sure it's not late for that. :)
For the hopes of not boring myself with same old same old illustration approach, here i am starting the year with something, a bit different (at lease for my own personal works). This will have to go untitled for now since i don't wanna trouble myself with whatever meaning there is behind this piece. I was just totally stretching my fingers and opening new windows. ;-)