By Rene Arreola • April 7, 2018

Realm Ethereal Red by Rene Arreola

The Realm Ethereal is a concept partially describing the state in which I find myself more and more interested in when it comes to creating my personal art. By “personal art”, I am referring to drawings, paintings or any art related project wherein it is my own vision. Essentially, that state has to do with my creating and owning my own art.

I’ve been drawing with some form of intent probably since I was about 9 or 10 years old. This is due to having discovered comic books at that age. Using comic books as the spring board to draw when I was a kid is the reason I draw and paint today. I still have the comic books I made from when I was a child. I’ve discovered for myself, despite having worked freelance projects, I am always going to be most drawn and most passionate for any project I create on my own time and are of my own concepts. After all, that’s what I was doing when I was about 9 or 10 years old.

I think what I like most about the concept of The Realm Ethereal is it exists in my mind’s eye and so I get to form, shape, draw, tear down, reshape, redraw to my heart’s content. In this sense, being “ethereal” to me means focusing on ideas only I can define because they exist as an extension of my ego, a place that is beyond anyone’s ability to look into. To clarify, no one can really see into my mind or heart other than myself. The thrill of it all is of course coming up with the ideas that will see the light of day and I can share with others and be able to be rewarded for it in some way that allows me to keep making more of it.

The Realm Ethereal reflects my desire to make art without restrictions. The art, character and stories are all my own. It all flows from an ethereal realm that physically exists somewhere in the space between my ears but has been shaped by the world that I’ve come to know.

Coming up next: The real “Realm Ethereal”



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