Julian Mayer Illustration

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julian-mayer:

Hermann Hesse:
Steps

Like ev’ry flower wilts, like youth is fading
and turns to age, so also one’s achieving:
Each virtue and each wisdom needs parading
in one’s own time, and must not last forever.
The heart must be, at each new call for leaving,
prepared to part and start without the tragic,
without the grief – with courage to endeavor
a novel bond, a disparate connection:
for each beginning bears a special magic
that nurtures living and bestows protection.

We’ll walk from space to space in glad progression
and should not cling to one as homestead for us.
The cosmic spirit will not bind nor bore us;
it lifts and widens us in ev’ry session:
for hardly set in one of life’s expanses
we make it home, and apathy commences.
But only he, who travels and takes chances,
can break the habits’ paralyzing stances.

It even may be that the last of hours
will make us once again a youthful lover:
The call of life to us forever flowers…
Anon, my heart! Do part and do recover!

Inverted one of my experimental pages.

Inverted one of my experimental pages.

julian-mayer:

After a long frustrating time without drawing and painting I started something more experimental.

Detail of a painting I started this week at our university painting class - acrylic on paper

Detail of a painting I started this week at our university painting class - acrylic on paper

Opaque - Ink on paper and digital painting

Opaque - Ink on paper and digital painting

Work in progress from todays life painting session. Will finish this one next week. Acrylic on cardboard

Work in progress from todays life painting session. Will finish this one next week. Acrylic on cardboard