TOGETHER AGAINST THE RAIN | digital painting
The inspiration for this self-commissioned illustration stems from an interview I encountered in issue 103 of "Replika," the LGBTIA magazine published in Poland. Two men, who were once a couple, shared their past experiences, unveiling their vulnerabilities, psychological scars, and the painful memories of their history. What particularly moved me was the image they painted of safeguarding each other's emotional well-being by holding a symbolic umbrella over their heads. This powerful metaphor of protection and care has become the central theme of my illustration, serving as a poignant tribute to the depth of their connection and feelings.