No matter where you go, no matter where you hide ads will always find you no matter how hard you try to avoid them. today’s world is filled to the brim with ad’s made by companies that are trying their damned hardest to get you to desire their goods even if you don’t need it or want it. many, but not all, companies often spend time creating goods that are either pointless or can be easily substituted with a better alternative that can also be easily acquired. these same companies spend many resources that could go towards more important goods that can benefit people more. overall the project was mostly how i feel about how resources that could allocated for something more important are going to cheap and ultimately pointless goods that have no other impact on our world other than to make a few bucks on it.



i started the process more or less the same as the 8×8 project by starting with a drawing in my drawing book, scanning that piece, working out the outline on Clipstudio and then sending it off to photoshop for the final touch. the original concept had three different forms before the final concept, the first being a man waiting for his demise on a time bomb earth, the second concept was a hoard of mindless consumers that had nothing but tv and internet on the brain mostly playing different kinds of advertisements, and the third concept was that of a death god holding different forms of death in each of his 8 bony hands. ultimately the project took elements of both the first and second concepts to create the robotic company folk who are filling the world with ads while using our resources to produce said pointless items that are shown on the ads. another factor of my process was that i made the company folk as genderless as possible as to show that both genders do this and not just one. This total process was mostly inspired by how much time we all waste making and buying pointless things that will leads humanity to its doom under consumerist junk


8×8 digital art project

Artist statement

In life everyone is afraid of something maybe it’s a spider that crawls on the walls or a snake that slitters coming ever closer, even the smallest of rats could scare the bravest of souls, in short everyone has some kind of a phobia. The idea itself started with the image of the tower tarot which represents a kind of uncontrollable change in a persons life so I sought to create my own version of that tarot card, but that idea slowly changed itself as I pressed on. During the process I came upon a bump in the road as the tower was done and ready for the next step I was at a lost for what to do next as I had nothing to fill the windows of the tower with and it would look rather boring without something of interest to place within those hollowed windows, but I found what I sought very soon after. On my way to class I had fought against one of my few phobias in life, spiders which is what I thought back to when I was thinking of what to put in the towers window’s and I rolled with that, slowly turning the tarot tower idea into the tower of phobias. Along with adding phobias to every window I add texture to the tower making the end result  look even more surreal.

The inspirations for the design of this piece come from my love of anime and from one of my more bizarre inspirations of Czech republic and Russian stop motion animation. The combined form of the two is what i really like as an end result that formed the basis of my project.

The process

the overall process for the project started with the hand drawn picture that came first at the time it was rough a bit random with nothing but the most basic of lines making the picture. after finishing the sketch of the picture i moved on to scanning and outlining the picture which was probably the most time extensive part of the piece which took a few days and i did it on clip studio paint as an alliterative to photoshop. when the outline was finished i moved the project on to photoshop and started to work my magic on the outline. The end result of my project took three different forms two of which ended up as a finished result the one plain one without the txtures on it and the one with the same colored texture all over the tower.

pictured below the process of design

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Tower O' Phobias2

pictured below resources used in production of picture

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