DayDream and Nightmare original sketch

DayDream & Nightmare

Digital Illustration, 2016

This illustration was another inspired by a project from The Creative Grab Bag by Ethan Bodnar. The creative task was to design a character. At the time I had no ideas, but I soon came up with two characters based on one symbol – the Yin Yang.
Representing both positive and negative energies, I broke the two halves apart and make characters out of them – light and dark spirits. I took the concept further, viewing both halves as one’s heart and letting both spirits represent not only internal natures of light and dark, but also motivations of the heart, as our dreams and our nightmares, and further still as sacrificial and selfish forms of love.