King's Dilemma

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King's Dilemma was made with MSPaint in 2018. I like to work with Paint because of it's unforgiving simplicity and there is some nostalgia to it as well. Often times when i begin a drawing i don't know what it is going to be about - In this way the … (read more)

King's Dilemma was made with MSPaint in 2018. I like to work with Paint because of it's unforgiving simplicity and there is some nostalgia to it as well. Often times when i begin a drawing i don't know what it is going to be about - In this way the process is quite organic. I start adding and erasing lines, until i see something and as i keep working on it the meanings unfold and grow with the drawing. A strange lump turns into a bumblebee, that would have these mythic antlers sitting on a a bottlecap, partly inspired by insect characters in an old game i used to play. There is a lot of symbolism, and there is some reflection on myself as well; at the time I was the treasurer at local artists association, and I was not really enjoying the position anymore. However, the work grew from there beyond the personal and the title it self came during the process as i coincidentally came across the term "King's dilemma", which resonated with me. It has to do with how monarchs can keep their control while liberalizing their society. So, here we have the great king staring at the sewing needle and pondering about it's potential for his kingdom.
King's Dilemma, digital drawing, 2018


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Great work! :)

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Reinhard Schmid
(owner)
2021/03/02

Such a great idea... and well drawn. Compliments!

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/03/02

Thank you Reinhard!

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Shivansh Rawat
2020/08/27

That's Lovely 😍

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2020/10/01

Thank you! It is very dear to me

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2020/05/14

Additional notes:
There may be some blurriness in the preview image and the effect gets emphasized because of the technique, but it does not extend to the actual file. That being said, to achieve a particular look I do work in small resolution which is native to the MS Paint. In order to meet the size requirements, which will allow for larger prints for example, the pixel dimensions have been scaled up for these limited editions. If you have purchased an edition and would like the small image or have any questions, please contact me via email: [email protected]

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