The Splashes –
In Progress ~2014
I shall go with Damar Varnish with Linseed/Walnut ( Why Walnut? IDK, just wanted to mimic the European Renaissance Artists – lets see what happens) binder and Turpentine as solvent.
The ‘glossiness’ and ability to retain color is not much to my concerns; But just a means to protect the yellowed and dulled layer of paint from dust and scratches.
I do love how a painting painted with Linseed Oils only, darkens and dulls over the decades ( though can be re-lightened in sunlight). It seems to give the painting more grace and ‘importance’ in my opinion.
I have been ignoring the ‘Fat over Lean’ Oil:Pigment ratio rule for some time now, I shall try to correct myself in the very next painting.
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
~ Nelson Mandela
Impressive. Very Impressive.
New York City Photo Impressions | Midtown From Empire State Building, a photo by The Main Street Analyst on Flickr.
New York City Photo Impressions | Midtown From Above
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I don’t know, but whenever I see this photograph ( from Pinterest), I hear an inner voice chanting ‘The Realization’.
I woke up this evening after quite a ‘dream’ – a lucid one. The vividness of it baffles me, but a immense break from this Reality is was – like a free ground to experiment with Art and Emotion. A training ground a lucid dream is to me.
I place the background, the foreground – balance the abstract qualities in it as I please.
And then – commit it to memory and hope to show it to others with my trusty paints and the canvas. Just eager to bridge the gap – the gap between reality and my mind.
And now, I have gone vector.
In my endless experimentation of Art, I am unable to come to a stop.
To become stagnant; embrace only a facet of this ‘Art’?
From Impressionism to Expressionism. Realism to Abstract – all while torn between traditional Art and the Digital side.
so, what have I – what have I come across now? I have gone VECTOR!
Starting with a Vector portrait of a friend of mine – Fahad.
^ This guy, had been urging me to make a vector portrait for quite some time of him. I had remained uninterested – not fascinated by the Vector side. i had my reasons, for I do not feel the sense of belonging to a digital work as one would have with a hand painted traditional one.
– A single, original canvas which had been witness to the artist’s brush and fingertips does not exist – just a sequence of binary code – a series of pulses. Nothing more.
But we do have to be practical, experimentation has it’s fun and digital art does sell. The ‘public’ shows greater interest in their portrait and that- that ‘FanArt’ rather than an original artwork! They need artwork that can be replicated, printed on shirts, cropped to a thumbnail to be set as a ‘profile image’ –
And hence, the Vector Portrait of Fahad Goraya.
© Ibrar Yunus
“Whew” finally done!
Now I can move over to the other portrait I have an idea about. I can’t really for sure say how much time this one took, but seems like a total of about 2 and a half hours – give or take some minutes.
This is what it looks like after going through all of it many times, correcting the tones here and there- and using the darker charcoals to have a greater variety of tones in it. Giving it an overall realism.
P.S. Made on my new sketchbook~~
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