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The theme for the issue you’re about to read is LOVE. With our encouraging words DO WHAT YOU LOVE it’s about time we inspired our artists to showcase their relationship with the subject. You’ll see artwork related to platonic love, romantic love and everything in between.Â
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Artists in this issue
Ban Rak Sun
Dorohedoro cosplay: I like you! Let’s be together!
This cosplay scene is based on a manga and anime series called Dorohedoro written and illustrated by Q Hayashida. The world of Dorohedoro is a mess! Even if the world looks gloomy, watching this anime warms my heart. I feel nostalgic as it reminds me of my old neighborhood where I used to live in Bangkok.
I am tired of trying to please others and getting only criticism and hatred in return, cosplaying characters from this manga/anime helped me appreciate and love myself and not to wait for othersâ€™ approval, unlike the real world in Dorohedoro, people love and support each other despite their appearances and shortcomings.Â
This photo is created with a very special photographing technique… Since I got no true friend, Both girls in this photo are me! I am Nikaido! and I am also Noi! They are pretty sweet girls just like me.
Love, walking together
Gouache on Arches paper.
What is love? For me, love is walking together to the same destination. In our life, we all have our own way to walk and, on the way, we could meet someone to walk together. We will be happy if we find a companion and rely on each other to go through difficulties. At the end, we could share our thoughts and feelings while enjoying the beautiful moments together. I tried to express my interpretation of love by painting this piece.Â
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Be with me
Itâ€™s called â€œBe with meâ€ done after the loss of our cat â€œMaxieâ€.
I chose the sunflowers to surround us because Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity.
Like in the Greek myth it is told that one water nymph fell deeply in love with Apollo, the Sun God, and she loved him so truthfully that she was turned into a flower, which came to be known as the Sunflower. It is believed that even to this day, the Sunflower keeps looking at the sun from the moment the sun rises till he sets.
This painting dedicated to Maxie is like my truthful love to him, like the nymph that turned into a sunflower that follows the path of Apollo, the sun god, just like I look out for Maxie in the sky. As the water nymphâ€™s love to Apollo was never returned and she waited for his love in vain, my grief for Maxie is also a love with nowhere to go.
Love me as I am
Secret Wars 3
This is 3rd in a series of paintings that I did as prints for sale at conventions. I painted this during a comic con and a little girl walked by and whimpered, “…Is Hulk ok?” which is exactly the type of emotion that I was going for with this painting. That might be my favorite reaction to everything that I’ve ever painted!
Squirrel Couple of Love
Digital: Pro Create on iPad Pro
Valentine’s day is coming so I think about when one is in love, she or he will feel like they’ve got butterflies in their stomach. When somebody is lost in love, it’s like that person has closed one of their eyes. They may forget reality altogether. At the same time they should keep the other eye open to be conscious, just in case.
What makes romantic love different from all other kinds of love is â€œthe sparkâ€. The spark that exists between two partners which is fueled by passion and sensuality. This painting is an attempt to depict the sensuality and playfulness of love especially that of young love. If love had a color in its early stages, it would be pink. A color that is full of life, a color that is hopeful. When the spark extinguishes, love becomes dull. This painting tries to encapsulate the very opposite of that dullness. It shows the excitement, chemistry and passion of love.
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