This is the painting I made for the first edition of Arting Spirit
, a fun painting competition that was part of Polymanga
convention in Lausanne, Switzerland, in April 2011.
The event was the most frantic 3 days ever, and a lot of new experiences: my first manga convention, my first trial at a painting competition, my first use of acrylics, ...
It is also the fastest painting I have ever made, although it is far from the level of details and finition that I demand in my works!
I've been awarded the 2nd prize for it
More ranting about the event on my blog
.(...) Each of us was given a easel, a 100x100 cm canvas, two days and a subject that left everyone puzzled in the first place: "3D". Just the sound of it, in French : "troidé". It could be the third dimension. It could be three dices. It could be anything. I put down the mind game on paper, and a few scribbles later I settled with the idea of three characters _ actually three variants of the same_ which would be allegories of the words "Défi, Désir, Délit" (literally: Defier, Desire, Delict). I would also give a simpler entry point by having my composition sit onto three stone cubes _ the dices. (...)