A while back, there was this girl—who i’ll just refer to as “J” here for the sake of whatevers—that i’d met online and then hit up a coupla cafés with, and we talked about stuff and such. I think it was around that time that i’d drawn my first ball-point and then vector versions of my current signature character, the mad cyborg-bunny telcihc. I’d found her attractive; meanwhile, perhaps i’d seen a heart anatomy-illustration somewhere online, with all the ventricles, atriums, pulmonary arteries, and various other cardiovascular goodies…and somehow arrived at the idea of a stylized-yet-quasi-anatomical heart with a plant sprouting out of it.
A growing affection, perhaps? Such were my feelings, perhaps, though nothing particularly intense. Having been single again for a few years by that time (which tends to be my constant state of being, ha… o_O ), the freshness of it was something to take delight in. But one way or another, it seemed like the idea would be a fun image to realize. So after finding some anatomical heart reference images online and doing a rough sketch or three by hand in ball-point, i pumped out (pun sort of intended) the above illustration in adobe illustrator with my trusty wacom stylus & tablet. Soon after completion, i’d emailed J the image with a with a simple message of something along the lines of “thought of this after we met up; figured it would be fun to draw.” Nothing too overt, at least not in my opinion. Apparently it freaked her out, or at least elicited a back-away-slowly response. Meh, wasn’t meant to be…but i’ll take inspiration where i can find it. And i ended up with an illustration of a freakish, ficticious plant about which to write some silly blog. Maybe i’ll tweak the heart design and eventually use it as a boss or something in my w-i-p flash game sometime in the future. Live & learn & love (or not), i suppose~ >[:)
You scare chicks away with your artwork?? Not a good rep to have my friend :P
Did you tell “J” about the “growing affection” reasoning behind this piece? I’m sorry “J” didn’t see the awesomeness in your work. I for one can dig it and can’t wait to see this beautiful plant turn into a fighter in your game :)
i think the message was clear on her end, but just not her type. c’est la vie~
yeah, maybe some crazy tentacled, throbbing, heart-like abomination. that’ll be sure get the ladies running away screaming. >[:p