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Under Your Skin, Let Me Fall In by MonkeyOfTheCity
Under Your Skin, Let Me Fall In
This is a fan art for the amazing, amazing British group called "Vaults". I discovered them last year when they were supporting Paolo Nutini on his Europe Tour and I instantly fell in love. After the concert, they came out for autographs and I ran towards them like a maniac. The lead singer, Blythe, was really really friendly and we even had a little chat, although I was really nervous and didn´t knew how to act. That my English skills decided to disappear on the spot didn´t really help either. But hey, I got a signed EP :happybounce: . Now they landed a part in the 50 Shades Of Grey Soundtrack which scored second place on i Tunes, so I decided to extend my support above likes and follows on various social media. If you are a fan of musicians like London Grammar, Florence & The Machine or Kyla La Grange, you should definitely check them out (links down below).

Moving on to the drawing. I tried to capture their style of music, but also the way they already present themselves ("image", if you want to call it like that). Their music is overall very melancholic, but Blythe has a beautiful, bright voice which lays some lightness over the dark electronic beats (also, they use strings and bells and all that), so I chose a pale figure on black background. In my opinion, Blythe´s remarkable hair is a kind of signature, so I used that as well. 
I don´t have the feeling I really nailed it, because it somehow reminds me ore of an indie album cover or something like that. I thought about adding organs like a heart or an Please tell me what you think, I am really uncertain.
Moths Tatoo Designs by MonkeyOfTheCity
Moths Tatoo Designs
My cousin asked me to design her first tattoo, which is meant to be a moth with the inscription "always finds the light". Just a little scrap to demonstrate that I am still alive (which is a wonderful thing because my final exams start within a month and I am dragging behind everything *pleasekillme*
Winter Winds by MonkeyOfTheCity
Winter Winds
Finally, finally some time to draw I think I've fainted. The last three weeks killed me. I need to get into the "drive" again, so I try to do so with some sketching...but I am so, so tired (and probably too lazy. mehh)
Trinity by MonkeyOfTheCity
This is a project I had to do for religion class because I had missed the test because of a surgery. We were dealing with the thesis of trinity and the interpretational aspects of it (the idea of father, son and holy spirit being connected, the god being the father and being the son and being the holy spirit, but the son not being the father not being the holy spirit and so on), which I was asked to visualize. It was really hard and I still don´t have the feeling that I hit the core of it, but maybe that´s not possible at all. Since the topic is so complex, I´ll try and give you a description of my intentions, the symbolism and so on.
Disclaimer: I am in no way an expert of this topic, nor the english language. If I get anything wrong (theologically and linguistically, please feel free to correct). It´s an incredibly complicated thesis and we only talked one lesson about it. Furthermore, dA is not a platform for theological essays, so I try to keep it easy. 
(Fast-forward: Son to the left, father in the middle and holy ghost to the right).
So the father is seen as the personification of love. When we read about the father, we simultaneously read about love (see Song of Songs). I see love as an inner connection between the persons involved, so I tried to visualize that in the connection between the three members (the hair of the holy ghost and the lines of words dripping from the sons body. 
The son is composed from words forming lines of John I: 
"From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God. 
This Word was from the first in relation with God. 
All things came into existence through him, and without him nothing was.
What came into existence in him was life, and the life was the light of men."
According to our teacher, this passage depicts a dimension of the son being in a sort of pre-existence: As long as there is the father, as long there is the son. He did not exist before and is not yet to come, he exists in god and since god exists (wow, this is shit is getting deep). Furthermore, in the original translation, the "Word" was meant as "logos", which refers to "son". The gesture refers to the classic pose of melancholia, parallel to Matthew 26: 39 and 27: 45-46.
Last but not least, the holy ghost (lady to the right): What we name "spirit" today was originally constituted as "rúach", meaning "breath". Additionally, "rúach" is a female noun, in opposite to f.e. the german term "Geist", which is male. So I pictured the spirit as a girl with waving hair (because connection of breath-air-wind etc.). Further on, I put together the classical symbol for the spirit, the dove, with other birds to add birds as a symbol for air/wind in general 8and to have a bit more diversity, a single dove would be too cliché. The butterfly adds a female touch and the fact that butterflies can fly (duh!) supports the motif of air (also the color blue as classic for sky and wind).
The repition of the red-yellow blobs on hand and elbow of son and spirit, as well as the second blue butterfly, the turquoise and white marks on the bodies and the blackish hair mark out the connection and involvement of the two, so that everything (father, son, spirit) are in one way or another connected.

Phew. Done.
If you´ve made it down here, respect and thank you!
As always, hope you guys like it.
Burgundy Tales by MonkeyOfTheCity
Burgundy Tales
Colour? What kind of sorcery is this? o.O

Luanna Perez-Garreaud from Le Happy...because I am seriously in love with her and felt like drawing, so I squeezed this in between two essays.
Gel Pen and Watercolor (Lyra). Hope you like it.


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tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the watch La la la la 
MonkeyOfTheCity Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
No problem, you are awesome!
Tea-for-JBASS Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for faving my piece!
MonkeyOfTheCity Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
No problem at all!
craneHARDCORE Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for the favourite! 
MonkeyOfTheCity Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
My pleasure :)
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2014
Thank you so much for the favs and for the watch! :iconsweethugplz: 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :iconthorhandkissplz:
MonkeyOfTheCity Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
No problem at all! You´re awesome :) (Smile) 
Cora-Tiana Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for watching!
MonkeyOfTheCity Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
No problem at all!
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