This was an experiment inspired by a tutorial I saw a while ago (see here). However, rather than following the tutorial I used masks for all of it and made it my own. (I can never follow a recipe without making changes either…) ;-)
I wanted to create an image of emotional de-construction, the kind of thing that happens if you keep your emotions locked up for too long and when then the pressure gets too much and they suddenly errupt and tear the very fabric of the person apart.
Dealing with emotions is difficult at the best of times, but not dealing with them and pretending ’it’s not happening’ creates it’s own problems. Without getting into gender stereotypes, it’s something that in my experience men are more likely to suffer from. Like everything this is partly genetic and partly nurture.
It is something that’s terrible to live through and terrible to watch, hence the intense feel I tried to create.
A5047S by arachnid5
Textures and Backgrounds
Free blood splatter textures by khaosdog
and it was my business by CKdailyplanet
Abstract Texture 6 by Sed-rah-Stock
Lasting Impression by dazzle-textures
tongue by thespook
texture 36 by night-fate-stock
Film Border ii by struckdumb
All other images/stock/textures my own.