“Agro Beak” ✍🏼 by Dan Victor • They can get nasty, especially seagulls at the beach that want your sandwich. This is that kind of bird that is safe at a distance, but up close would get spooked. A larger, bouncer-sized bird. Big bird. This bird also has teeth, not just a beak.
“Manic State” ✍🏼 by Dan Victor • It’s a frantic and scary place to be. Even though it feels good at the time, it ultimately leads down the road to confrontation and self-sabotaging behavior.
I feel like this gives a fairly accurate job of conveying the actual state of mind of this side that the bipolar swings. Head going in a million different directions. Moving quickly, sometimes going in circles. Pressured speech, rapid cycling and paranoid.
”Voyeur & Bather” 🎨 by Dan Victor • Watching someone without their knowledge. It happens all the time in public. You have no idea how many eyes are on you when you cross the street. It is different when it is in a place you consider to be private. A safe zone to let the walls down.
Is this person acting inappropriately?
Or someone that is permitted to be there, sharing a living situation, in a relationship?
”Everything” 🎨 by Dan Victor • There is a whole lot going on here. The title refers to my tendency to go over-board. Sometimes I don’t know when to stop. But then again, it has an interesting effect. Not a whole lot of breathing room, but has a mass of colorful depth.
Color has always been somewhat elusive for me. I always approach it from an abstract sense that from a place of realism. Tone and shading, sure. But using color has much to discover.
”Lounging” 🎨 by Dan Victor • I painted this is Union Square park. I had noticed a couple of people on the lawn on a nod. Meaning they were on heroin, slumped over in a recognizable manner.
Lounging when there was no work to be relieved from. The relief is from reality. This is the face of one of those folks on the lawn. Something very sad about those addicted to hard drugs like heroin & crack.
“Stay with me Sweetness” ✍🏼 by Dan Victor • When a relationship has run its course and people have drifted, there is always one person that is more disappointed than the other. The person initiating the break-up has already accepted this reality, while the other is unaware that this could be a possibility. Not that it’s completely unexpected, but the thought of things ending hadn’t been considered. Now that person has to come to an acceptance by themselves. While the initiator of the break is moving on to someone else.
Sometimes they just miss the other so much, they just want what is comfortable. For them to stay. A source of so much joy, different now. A new realty greats you as long as you can let go
Have you ever been stuck on someone you couldn’t get over?
“Salad Face” ✍🏼 by Dan Victor • Nov 2014 to Nov 2015. This face has a gaping orifice where his nose should be. Like the skin is pulled back. Messing with the pointillism I have been into lately. Just a little bit. Playing with different techniques of shading. Kind of reminds me of The Predator.
Predator is a 1987 American sci-fi action-horror film directed by John McTiernan & written by brothers Jim and John Thomas. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite military rescue team on a mission to save hostages in guerrilla-held territory in Central America. The Predator is a technologically advanced space alien monster stalking and hunting the main characters. Predator was written in 1984, under the working title of Hunter. Filming ran from March–June 1986.
“Tight Lipped” ✍🏼 by Dan Victor • A monster lock jaw going on. At least this kid won’t talk. Ya, don’t want any of this. Another messy sketch. I’m feeling the quality of line here. Quick and dirty is sometimes the best treatment.