Original: Uyoku

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Acrylic on plywood. 31 in X 24 in. 2005. NFS.

I started this painting on new year's eve, and finished it a couple of days later. The inspiration came from the three anime series which I have most recently seen: RahXephon, Haibane Renmei, and Escaflowne (the series).

All three of those series were wonderful. For days I could not stop thinking about the images that those series evoked in my mind. And the one common thread which bound them together were wings. Hence the title "Uyoku," which is Japanese for "wings" and "assitance." I thought that was a fitting title for the emotions which I tried to pour into the piece.

I was also filled with sorrow when I painted this. I was sad that the anime series which I watched had come to an end. I missed the worlds that they created for me to reside in, if for only a brief moment. And I missed the characters which I had come to know and love. Watching them again would not be the same anymore. There is something about the first time that you simply cannot reproduce. And so, I painted this as a memento, and a goodbye, to those worlds and characters.

P.S.: The image has been updated with a higher quality version. It's larger resolution now, with more detail, and more accurate colors.

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  1. Lizardy Jan 04, 2005

    phantastic!! it looks really good!! i like the dark colors!!

  2. gkff Jan 04, 2005

    loved it in everyway, really.
    i agree with Lizardy the dark colours are stunning. *_*
    an excellent drawing!
    keep up the good work. ^^

  3. markjo Jan 07, 2005

    A very good work - brings to mind paintings by modern artists. You could do something about this black brush though and improve the eyes of the female character. Very appealing, anyway.

  4. semanga Jan 10, 2005

    Mentis boy das nenne ich abstrackte kunst wirklich glanzleistung du solltest oefter werke von dir zeigen mach weiter so ^^

  5. Regenbogen Oct 13, 2005

    This is my favorite in your gallery... :) it is really good... the colors are great... the composition as well... I think I'd even put this on a wall in my room.... :) I hope that you'll show us more doujinshis like this soon... :) so keep on working.... ;) Thanks for sharing it with us, Mentis.

  6. kokuyu May 12, 2007

    somehow, this art piece looks similar to my coming work- the mixture of Art-nouveau, gothic, and pop art. and the name uyoku sounds similar to Japanese wood print 'ukiyo-e"

    i was wondering in the first glance, "is this Picasso's artwork?" XD the colours and abstraction is pretty much great. yup, it's very worth to be hung in the living room. the feelings can be felt through the lines :)

    right now, i'm still having an empty canvas.....the Acrylic is still too expensive to me T_T

  7. calisqo May 31, 2007

    Quote by mentisThere is something about the first time that you simply cannot reproduce

    That is deep, I personally like what you said.

    Wish it can be captured or preserved somehow. Perhaps you did it within this piece

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