Please can you tell about how you did the "CUMA (Plague)"s gaze?
I mean, it really works - I can't focus on it and have headache. Was it just an accident/experiment you developed or you have some knowledge about er.. optics/ optical illusions or such and how we see things? Had you a direct inspiration/ have you seen something similiar in art somewhere? (sorry for english, i hope you know what I mean).
(I am not sure if it has an actuall use for an illustration to make people stop looking at it even if it's part of the concept, but still it's very interesting)
Mydrim - Optical illusion on Cuma was inspired by old chinesee print, from year 1685. (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cangjie2.jpg)
Double eyes are confusing, and hard to watch, so we are naturaly drawn to the mouth, but in this case I painted them double too.
I intended to make viewer slightly sick, beacuse Cuma is a demon of sickness and disease afterall.
I have other paintings of Cuma, with much stronger illusion, but I think that subtle version is safer
My intention is to make illustration alive, and functioning in real life, not only on paper.
Pavel Sokov - Thank you very much. Looking at Cumas face should make your vision slightly blurred.
Last edited by drbibin; August 8th, 2012 at 05:30 PM.