It's only forever; not long at all by Karla-Chan (critique requested)

It's only forever; not long at all (critique requested)

Karla-Chan

14 January 2016 at 12:18:59 MST

I actually did this on Monday, but since my computer broke for a few days I couldn't get it on to my computer. I also stopped other art I was working on while I did this, because I wanted to get it up ASAP. I did very much enjoy drawing this though, and I am pleased with how Bowie turned out. Since it actually is so much better than my last attempt, which admittedly was some years ago now.

Now the film Labyrinth was probably my earliest exposure to David Bowie, and it is a film I still very much love in my adult. It is one of the things I associate with Bowie the most because of how much I loved the film as a child.

The reason why I choose to draw Myfi in the picture, is not because the character is an obsessive fan with a huge crush on him. But because Bowie said he wanted people to express other characters that they had inside of them. Just like he did with characters such as Ziggy Stardust; and my characters are a part of me and I love to role-play with them. So I thought it would be a nod to that.

Bowie has influenced so many people in so many different ways, and his death has actually upset me more than I thought it would. So any way, I hope people enjoy my tribute art to him. Since Bowie was a great artist in his own right and I think he would have liked to see people be inspired and create in their own way because of him.

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    I still can't quite figure out what to draw in tribute to him myself, but this is beautiful

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      Maybe it doesn't matter as long as it comes from the heart? Since Bowie did want people to express themselves no matter how weird.

      I'm really pleased hear that you like my picture though. That means a lot. Thank you.

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        Haha.. maybe you're right, maybe I should just go for it and paint and not have any lines and do everything out of the norm for me and just, express my love for him through paints... if that doesn't sound weird...

        Of course. I'm sure he'd love it too

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          I think it is the act of expression that he would like the most, since he wanted people to do that. So I think it is really great to remember him. I think what you did was really cool as well, and it is good you drew the versions of Bowie that inspired you the most.

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            Thank you <3 I'd hope he'd like it

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              Well, I think the biggest compliment you can get as an artist is for people to be inspired by you. So yeah. :D