I've been wondering about previous famous names for practices throughout mankind. Where an individual invents the now existing practice or style of practice. Which either gets named by the skilled person or a last name is chosen by default. Such as theories, styles or effects.
To my point of this status update, I feel I do something not many others choose. Often I see people choose a toon style involving line-art or Manga. I choose a model then usually put them into a costume and environment. As well as techniques borrowed from great masters. I feel that those are requirements for what I have decided to call "Plareal" Although in Romanian it means specimens, It doesn't correlate at all. So please don't get it mixed up.
Being that my two main requirements for my own artwork are cosplay and photorealism, I figured it was only right to choose a named using the two words. I've spent about one hour coming up with possibilities in notepad. Plareal seemed to be the most catchy to me. Other possibilites were as follows; poslear, poscos, plearism, cosism and realcos.
Let me get this out in the clear, I'm not claiming to have done something revolutionary, but I guess you could say that I enjoy imagining that one day I could. I am not holding some title. I know there will be those people out there saying that I just draw from a photo. Which would be only ten percent true where as the other ninety is usually just reference material or made up. Ten percent being what flesh is visible from the original source. Including the model's face. Then its played by year afterwards. In my defense, I just simply haven't, in my 24 years of making art, seen anyone do extreme detailed costumes in a photoreal type from scratch on girls, on a regular basis.
I was having a conversation on skype yesterday with a long time friend about my art career. I was explaining to them about how some commissions I receive are not exactly thrilling to do and what I really love drawing. So I decided to start thinking about previous well known people who did eventually achieve what they were after and do some wikipedia-ing. My favorite theory being Murphy's Law. No matter how much you prepare for it, there's always another way the law will have an opportunity. That's the beauty of it. A true winner always prepares for failure. Unless were talking about fiction where things going wrong can lead to death.
So I've decided to make it official, at least for myself, unless it catches on, Plareal needs these requirements in order to be what it is:
Cosplay from scratch
Anyways...that's all I have to say. Let the hate begin.