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Brushwork

Dream art with Asian brush techniques (or digital art with a similar esthetic). A pleasing pattern's laid down on the page, and it's up to the viewer's mind to construct it into an image...

RELATED TOPICS: painting (acrylic, oils, gouache, tempera, etc) - watercolor - pure digital art - felt pen and colored inks - pencil (much of it digitally tinted, I admit) - ink - photocollages and altered photos - comics - printed books and comix - woodblock prints and faux prints - picture-poems - sculpture - art experiments - See also the full INDEX OF SUBJECTS.

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BELIEF IS GRIEF: by Wayan; 1992. A two-page picture-poem
Anti-ideological rant calling experience water and belief... ice.
CENTAUR WITH STAFF OF POWER: by Wayan; 11x14", ink 1986, tinted 2001; a daydream..
Not from a dream, just felt like it...
DINAH’S ADVICE: by Wayan; 2007/1/14, a false-waking advisory frustration dream
I struggle to write down a bizarre dream clearly and simply, but both pens and paper have mutated. Then a child prodigy explains “dreams don’t always want to be linear”...
DON'T PANIC: by Wayan; 1993. Nondream self-portrait, watercolor, 14 x 17".
A self-portrait, or it was going to be, till the songbird and fish upstaged me...
THE DOUBT: by Wayan; 2007/2/15, an undream trance-painting
Painting an abstract watercolor, I drifted into trance, and found myself climbing a thorny slope. Had I gone wrong?
FLOATING: by Wayan; ink with acrylic wash 1982, digital tweaking 1997; sketch of daydream.
Hokusai's wild mad lines inspired me to draw myself his way, floating asleep on the astral sea...
CAUTION: NUDITY
THE HAND THAT WAKES: by Wayan; 1997; acrylic study of what makes us forget dreams.
I was painting to a sad scary song by Laurie Anderson that goes "This is the hand... the hand that takes..."
I AM A SILKY IN THE SEA: by Wayan; 1986? Watercolor on shapeshifting in dreams.
"I am a man upon the land; I am a Selkie in the sea..." Silky or selkie means a were-seal...
INK MOUNTAIN: by Wayan; 1992/8/5, a tutelary dreamtale.
A Himalayan peak boils with warring creatures, but a guru says "They're just your conflicts. Sit, watch..."
LET ILLNESS GO: by Wayan; 1999. Acrylic/digital painting of a meditation not a dream.
Illness is such a handy excuse when you need solitude, care, rest, or just time to think... but...
LITTLE BROWN RABBITS IN THE MEADOW: by Jenny Badger Sultan; 2009/3/20; a painting from the Box of Dreams
I visit a friend's ramshackle cottage--trees grow through the walls. But glorious meadows! Spring at last...
LUCID LIVING: by Wayan; 125K, 2007/4/8, a quasi-lucid dream of the future, with 6 illustrations
Honesty induces a joyful state with lucidlike powers. So I bike across the Lake of Time, open the book of my future, and see...
CAUTION: SEXY SKETCHES FROM THE FUTURE
THE MERMAN'S LOVER: by Wayan; 422K, 1991-93; a sex daydream treated four ways.
Four versions of an underwater meeting between lovers, one terrestrial, one marine...
CAUTION: ORAL SEX
PEGASUS: by Wayan; 1991. Digital "woodblock print" of recurring dreamfigure.
This strong slender mare is how most of my flying dreamhorses look: a practical lot, they know...
(THE MOON IS PROPELLED BY) REELS OF LIGHT: by Wayan; 2000/11/17. Digital painting of the dream-process.
The moon's a sailing ship propelled not by wind but light: the light of night-movies. Dreams...
SHAMISEN: by Wayan; 450 x 500, 1985? Watercolor on wrinkled paper.
Me playing the blues on a Japanese shamisen...


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