I have been alluding to this piece for a while now and since I am currently in a digital art roll, I’ve decided to finally post this piece. This is my contribution to The Ringmaster, for a song entitled The Cunning Crow Will Tell You Everything.
The Ringmaster is a pleasure to illustrate for, and I drew this based on a string of lyric. I feel it not my place to mention the text but instead offer my own interpretation from what I heard. I felt that the song I based this on spoke about reverence and how we have responsibility towards what we believe in, and to those who have confidence in what we say or do. I feel that it talks about the sufferings brought about by influence and by being influenced ourselves– but in order to make it to the ‘infinite hour’, we must allow ourselves to be teachable and grow from that. I chose to render this interpretation with a man of antiquity, hardened by time and not at all phased by his crown of thorns. His hands are formed in two mudras, one that symbolizes teaching, the other ‘do not fear’.
I’ve been worked on this illustration since last year. Everything is done digitally on Photoshop and Illustrator. This piece is my contribution to a larger collaboration which I will elaborate on in the future. I hope you guys would watch out for it :)
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