“Possession” – a broad concept

“Possession” – completed September 2022

This evening I finally finished a drawing that I’ve been working on for days. The reason it took me so long was because it’s made up of hundreds of tiny lines. The design itself may look simplistic, but it was a slog of many, many long hours.

It follows a similar theme to many of my illustration works. I’m interested with the concept of possession. Not only in the literal possessed by demons kind of way, but in a much broader, relatable sense; namely the ways in which everyday activities and concerns consume our attention and distract us. Sometimes it feels like the distractions in your life possess you. That’s what I was trying to convey here: a mind overwhelmed by external stimuli and internal anxiety.

I guess, at its core, this type of drawing I produce explores the central issue of personal freedom, and how that paradigm is hindered by mental distress and negative distractions.

Anyway, that’s enough of the analytical talk. I hope you like this spooky lad drawing. As we approach Halloween, I aim to inject even more darkness into my artwork, so watch this space.

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