Portraiture – The Practice work

When I was younger ( 15 -16?), and didn’t really take art and the ‘enthusiasm’ that came with it seriously; I stayed away from making portraits. It was a time when It was hard for me to manage the complexities of creating hands or toes, still I could make faces and correct body proportions.But was far off for creating a realistic skin tone.

And coming to the now, I see that creating a skin tone that resonates with life and ‘energy’ might be one of the many aspects of art that differentiate artists. Quite, yesterday was it when I stumbled upon a very very inspiring artwork by an unmentioned artist in that post. Here: Image
In this artwork, I see how the artist has applied his/her mastery of tonal variations. It might be devoid of ‘skin tones’, but I see that one’s experimentation of painting a rather metallic tone does indeed work very well.
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Well, here a complete painting ( be uploaded later), this is how it  formed:
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The trace and the ‘base’ of colors, notice how bright and plastic-like it feels in this?
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As I do love a wee bit of abstract qualities in all of my artworks, here the ends of the hair sharply blend with the background ( or negative-space). The skin is better now, finally adjusting the brightness and saturation to a value that agrees with the realistic qualities to be added in later stages  and also the unsaturated-ness in this seems to promote importance of personality ( the poker-face expression matters too ).
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And now finally the addition ( or illusion) of micro-pores ( which adds the semi-transparent qualities of skin), giving it a more ‘oily’ than dry feel. ( I unknowingly stumbled on this very important bit of information, if it was not for a tutorial on the internet, It might have had taken me much time to figure this out)

Lightly dancing to music

‘I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe
in love, love, love, love, love.

When you cant see the forest or the trees,
For all the colors of your dreams,
Just turn to friends their help transcends to love, love —‘
Ah here I go again, motioning my head slightly ( just enough, so not to seem peculiar to others) to the very catchy tune on this song from the film, Mirror Mirror. And this has been going on for last 5 days. Yes, 5 days to be exact. And it is fading away.

Though, a tortune this song is not. I really do like this song, it has the catchy nature of Rebecca Black’s Friday, but feels good to listen to.

Well, I have to go for now, had to do something…. but can’t remember what- ‘I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe
I believe …….’

I Made A Music Light Box!

I Made A Music Light Box!

And I made it by following this guide… ( click image)
Ah the circuit was so easy, but much time was spent for finding a power source and successfully connecting the wires to that. Why?
Well, I used the 3.6 V Li-ION battery from an old Nokia that was lying around. The trouble was that it’s metallic plates ( or the connectors if you may) were abit depressed in the casing of the battery. So I taped the wires on, but they wouldn’t touch the plates much, and so, after trying much time trying to tape it all smoothly, the annoying ol’e wires just popped out immediately (when I stopped supporting it with my fingers), so anyways, today I just wound a string around it to keep it in place..and it works!
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I connected my ones ( the LEDs) in Parallel rather than Series, as then I could easily add more LEDs..

Something Up There..

Something Up There..

I uploaded this version first on Facebook, rather than the Traditional one ( as scanned)..
Well here’s the details as I first uploaded it//

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“First sketched with charcoal pencils. It was ‘molded’ in the form you see below by scanning the traditional sketch, and redrawing over it in Photoshop. So, in it’s essence one can call it a TraDigital ( yup it is a category on DeviantART) work, as both forms are utilized.
I wanted to do something different from oil paintings, some form of art, which is somewhat ‘speedy’. A one that will be ‘one of my’ signature styles. And here it officially begins. Though, works like these have been created by me before, but the skills were albeit weak back then.
So what Art category should this belong to? In my own opinion, it can be anime, line-art, abstraction and like-wise. As an experimental piece of work this is.

In the digital enhancement stage, I was choosy between a few styles I had made. Should I go with a darker blue tone one, or a lighter one. Changes in Tone and Color changes the whole expression. Be it mellow, happy, sad..etc. I can get many expressions from this one.

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P.S. Likes would be appreciated! 🙂

Just Remembered Something Awesome

The reason I started gaming, Metal Gear Solid Integral ( the Shadow Moses one)
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( Pic form Google Images)

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Gray Fox: I’ve come from another world to do battle with you. 
Solid Snake: What is it? Revenge? 
Gray Fox: It is nothing so trivial as revenge. A fight to the death with you. Only in that can my soul find respite. 

Gray Fox: I… I… I’m losing myself.
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P.S>  I really do think that Sean Bean would be great for acting as Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear movie , based on the Shadow Moses incident.. 

The Originals – I

The Originals - I

This is how is drew it, ( the TraDigital Artwork you see as my profile pic and the cover image – on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ibraryunus )….
This is what it looked like before applying digital paints and ‘Photoshop’ to it. In the digital version, I focused more on making the hair look dark and ‘gothic’, but this in turn also darkened the artwork altogether ( Yes, I can darken pats separately, but then the ‘balance’ in this would be lost), and hence, the details in the ‘streams of text’ was blurred into just a dark line….
But in the original one (here), you can still see the detail in the streams of text…