For this release, we wanted to devise the pack using new working methods, so we proposed a dual theme to handicap it and to stimulate the creativity of our artists. In one hand, essence makes reference to the human nature: chaotic, confusing, volatile and full of blendings, from gloom to brightness, from pale to full color... creating a conglomeration of meanings that travel from the grotesque and the cruel to the ironic, going through fantasy or psychedelia.
On the other hand, twisted gives that altered, spontaneous, and at times, even macabre connotation that we have focused not only as a conceptual matter, but above all, as a compositive one: You won't see any centred pieces on the canvas. We have been working using alternative composition rules, such as the rule of thirds or the golden ratio, to get out the confort zone, and to offer a dynamic, narrative, polished and above all, full of shades visual experience, which accompanied with its eclectic and evocative soundtrack, will guide you through the created worlds of these hysterical imaginations.
This is one of the five pieces I submitted. I think the meaning of this one is very intrincate... what do you think?
Model thanks to `mjranum-stock. The rest are own resources and sxc.hu.
One of those images that simply defy words... it's both lyrical and tragic, both gentle and violent. I imagine its story is about the times we humans are so tempted to trust in someone (or something) that we know all too well they aren't going to be a good for us, not going to be a good for us at all. We are merely moths to their burning flames, their light blinds our eyes and we find ourself trapped in their forest of lost souls, of forgotten promises and malice... twisted and bent, as they take our hearts away, like new additions to their precious collection. This incredible picture is so full of symbols and amazing details that I could go on ranting forever and so mesmerising in its visual complexity that I could stare at it for even longer. Great work.
I've found it quite different to your other images. Yet I utterly love it. Let me add few words that need some attention: imagination, lighting, composition, creativity, details. Best thing I've seen in a year.