The One You Feed (Drawing/Painting)

Posted: January 24, 2012 in JGroeling Personal Artwork
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Here’s a small project I did as a mixed personal piece and a likely future piece in a friend’s art show. The piece itself is a 5″ square of cardboard with a sheet of watercolor paper glued over the top of it. Mostly me playing out an idea with blue pencil, then blue micron pens, and finally thin washes of acrylic. Fun way to work, lots of details possible, anyway, here’s the piece how I intend to post it online. Grayscale conversion from the colored piece I worked on.

"The One You Feed" 2012, grayscale

” One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.
“One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
“The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.” ”
~Author Unknown

Some older fans may recognize the story from a piece I did in 2010 as an ink drawing here’s the image. This current variation is closer to what I think will be done as a project this year, but still not quite there. My wolves I think have gotten noticeably better though in the past two years.

For those interested, here is the original drawing which I’m going to play around with digitally once I have some spare time, as I’m not fully satisfied with the painted variation.

The One You Feed, pencil and pen drawing

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