A mixed media piece with water color, colored pencil, and ballpoint pen. I recently discovered that I love this style of art by realizing all of my favorite pieces I kept for my self all have a detailed drawing over a colored background and paint splattered highlights. I also realized my love for finely detailed caricature portraits. The meaning behind the Christopher Walken portrait has not been revealed to me yet or may never but he is awesome, so who cares….
Clara Lieu, Self-Portrait No. 16, etching ink and lithographic crayon on Dura-Lar, 48” x 36”, x 2011. This drawing is from "Falling", a project that is a visualization of my personal experience with depression. The condition brought on frequent episodes where I felt emotionally and physically out of control. After an extended, untreated struggle, a diagnosis brought relief, and the process of unearthing myself from the disease began.