Experimenting with Painting Digital Oils for Stress Relief

It Started with just being Overwhelmed

I wanted to express mine with feelings of fear and uncertainty. I sketched a woman unable to look away from the twisting vortex. It consumes all of her attention which is why she is facing away from the view. I feel like this very often. Trapped looking into the unknown and seeing the darkness in it.

II sketched the drawing and walked away for a while. Thinking I was done processing my emotions for the sketching session. I went about my days as usual with my worries.

Then I decided to sit down and try something different. I wanted a change. So I decided I would color this painting with a different mood. My mood was still really low. I didn’t want to fake it. I needed to color this in a way that incorporated optimism.

At some point during the coloring process, my perspective changed into facing the adventure of the unknown by using the same symbolism. The vortex is a bright shining light of possibilities. I took inspiration from Afro-Futurism Art.

Afterward, I felt slightly better.

Digital Oils with Artrage on Samsung Galaxy Tap S7

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