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)

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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..

Impossible and Unimaginable Colors…

Tempted by the thought that birds have more cones in their eyes than us, so they may be seeing colors that we cannot even process; so I flipped out my iPod and started a search to find some mention of these impossible colors, and I found a great article on Wikipedia  and some interesting posts on forums.

Before saying more, I want to mention an important and interesting tidbit; one of these impossible colors is this:

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http://www.shippinglabels.com/img/lg/L/Fluorescent-Pink-Color-Coded-Label-LSQ-400-FP.gif )

Yes, PINK!; when we add red and white, pink seems to be formed but the brain processes it as a combination of red and blue/violet. This snap from http://www.s4m4nth4x.com/2012/03/just-like-unicorns-it-turns-out-that-is.html adds detail as:

When you take the line of colors – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet – It doesn’t make a complete circle. There’s a gap where infra red and ultra violet fall – Colors that our eyes can’t see.  Do you understand the problem?  The point where red and violet mix, creating our beloved pink, CANNOT BE SEEN! They don’t overlap!

So, moving on to the colors that the brain could not process in normal conditions . But there is a way to see some of them ( though everyone may not see these, but worth a try..:) )

Combine red and green and one gets the result as murky brown. But, red and green also combine to form a new color. Color that is both red and green at the same time ( not easy to explain though..)

And combine blue and yellow, and instead of green there is also a seemingly unimaginable color that is both blue and yellow at the same time..!

Some may see these colors by crossing their eyes and stare at the crosses, so that they lie on top of each other; the resultant may be the impossible color ( only some may see it, others may only see a shimmer- unfortunately i just saw yellow shimmering on blue.. 😦 ).

[People with Photo-Sensitive Epilepsy, PLEASE DONT TRY THIS]

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[People with Photo-Sensitive Epilepsy, PLEASE DONT TRY THIS]

Seems kinda cool doesn’t it! Though, having only three cones makes creating Art easy..lol

Cold Emotions

Browsing through deviantART i stumbled on these digital paintings by sanguisGelidus ( http://sanguisgelidus.deviantart.com/ ). There is an element of coolness in all of this paintings. the recently uploaded painting, titled ‘ the deep is mine’ and one called ‘Cold Stare’ show the most visible icy-ness. This cold feeling is not in a dark or evil sense, no, not at all; in fact they give a sense of being slick and modernism to his artworks.

The Deep is Mine 

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http://sanguisgelidus.deviantart.com/art/The-deep-is-mine-322333495 )

Cold Stare

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http://sanguisgelidus.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5b7wx8 )

Browsing his gallery feels—-refreshing; as one feels colder and feels a cooling breeze as one analysis the images one by one.

Traditional artists turning to digital painting often say that digital art feels artificial and ‘plastic like’, but one doesn’t see that here, although there is no softness of traditional art here; the artist has given a unique- quality of his own, given only in Digital Art…

What a wonderful feeling this painting gives me; it has made me sleepy just by taking a look at it. Such a beautiful combination between sleep and floating in an ocean. One often feels like this just before sleep, the World starts to sway around you, the brain feels lighter, vision becomes blurred and then finally a quick flash and you’re in a heavenly ocean; resting you head on a comfy pillow and the cool breeze splashing against your skin…….wow!

Vickie Wade Fine Art

“Dream Girls”

original oil painting  sold

A Commission for Biana.

Click here to view prints.

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The Icy Waves

Hello! It’s Saturday (i think) and it’s time for (  J-J-J JWOW ) sharing a (teh) digital waterscape painting I started (and completed) about 2 months ago… SO you may ask (or should be asking! )…. that hey buddy, why Waterscape?! Well, waterscape goes rly rly well with he impressionism (art style) [Monet, you awesome dude!] …and waterscape paintings really are very ‘flexible’ (that is, they can be modified and changed later  without redoing the whole image)..And when I can’t decide on what to make, then it’s time to make waterscape baby! yeah waterscape!  

[Is it me, or is it really cold in here..shaking ]

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So how did I make this Digital Painting? Why? 

Well here are the details (from my Shadowness page, again too lazy) 

and yes! Like All My Paintings, I Didn’t Use Any References In This One Too  

“I started making this about 2-3 days ago. (started with just just random digital brush strokes, then I though hey, lets make a giant Wave). I wanted to upload this yesterday, but then I got a bit ill (due to that weird weather thats here nowadays, an unfortunate mixture of clouds and viruses). Anyways..so here it is, the Giant Waves Digital Painting 

So…Is it Awesome?”

And so I ask again, Is it awesome?

And if you really wanna check this painting out in a different page then here: http://shadowness.com/ZodiarkDarkja/the-giant-waves [I must admit Shadowness has that ‘cool’ factor]