Catholic according to Wikipedia.
I was raised catholic and consider myself catholic and pray and whatever, but I don't like talking about it much more than that, because it makes me feel preachy and pretentious and because discussions about religion annoy the shit out of me. Religion and politics are just things that shouldn't be discussed about with friends, because they just seem to be such incredibly TOUCHY subjects, it's ridiculous.
I KNOW it's ridiculous, because of how much it pisses me off to hear people's opinions that don't coincide with mine, so I just steer away from that shit and keep my mouth shut and never participate if it happens to come up.
BUT ANYWAY, today's entry is titled "Religion", because I've actually found myself a couple of times making drawings and paintings with some religious connotation. Wether they're my own creation or I was recreating the work of a master back at university.
1. "Fervent": I made this little drawing, because I want a tattoo of a cross on my right shoulder, so I made this as an idea I had. I'm not going to get this, because it's not the look I want, I DO like how it turned out, though, and I think it would certainly serve somebody else as a very nice tattoo or just in a really nice frame, hanging up in somebody's wall. It's called "Fervent", because of the vibe it has: All the floaty things around the cross strike me as spiritual vibes.
"Fervent" is 6 x 8 inches, pencil on paper and it's USD 60.00
2. "Take the blame for the downfall of humanity? Certainly! - Eve": I. AM. VERY. Proud of this! My reference/model was a girl from Vampirefreaks, but I can't remember her username and I don't have the picture anymore D:
The theme of Eve having bitten the apple intentionally and well knowing what she was doing, has come up each time that I've drawn her, but that hasn't been very often. There's only one other time that I can remember that I drew her and she was pulling the apple from the tree with a daring and evil look in her eye and the other hand on her hip. I don't know *WHY* and haven't cared to delve more into that to see where the shit I got that from. I don't think it really matters.
So that's the same trip in this one. Eve's lips are barely touching that apple and she's pulling it towards her with her own hands and has an entranced and lustful look in her face. The dark swirly stuff in the background is meant to be like the bad vibes of what's happening.
This itty bitty awesome thing is 9 x 6 inches, it's pencil on paper and it's USD 90.00.
Please remember that I've made a group in facebook, All the stuff you see here is on there with it's respective prices, dimensions and mediums; except that there are a kagillionz more pieces for you to look at. It would be seriously awesome if you joined the group and, if you want, added me to your friends list and told me that you found me on facebook through my blog! <3
Feel free to join the group and leave any kind of comment, feedback, thoughts, opinions, ideas or ANYTHING on the wall of the group or the images themselves: Gabriela Handal Arte
Also, I'm working on a MySpace page and an Ebay and PayPal accounts, so all the foreign people that want to buy things from me, will be able to do so! Once that happens, I'd send things through courier service and I'll charge the piece's price plus whatever it costs me to ship the piece to you. I look forward to all of this VERY much! I'll let everyone know when this is ready to go ^______^