“Albert”

“Albert”
A portrait of Albert Einstein

It’s amusing how little things inspire us, and some inspire as such to adopt a new style of art; Do something out of the ordinary – consume ‘life’ in an adventure. To explore new possibilities and to adopt and evolve oneself.
These past few weeks, I have indeed watched a decent share of ‘Great’ films that I consider to be masterpieces of the ‘Cinema’.
Now, here I have painted a portrait of Albert Einstein; A great- great mind of the early 20th Century who poured on our minds the knowledge; to be as technologically advanced as we (the World ) is now. I imagined as, what would it be like to study under his teachings. To be there, one of the students.
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// Realism – ( Hyper-realism ? )
//Art Process
Portraiture – this is what urges my finger-tips these days. To grab a brush ( a real brush or a digital one ) and start off- moving closer and closer to achieving ‘the’ Hyper-real. Works so detailed and accurately toned that the result seems near photographic. Though, without the inspiration that those old films provided me with- this would not have been possible. As, the photographs of Einstein are just a few- and for my work I could not use multiple references – as the behaviour of light in nature is complex and imagination fails then- leading the artist in-vain with impractical results. So, a printed image in my hand- I referred to that continually in process of this painting. It is painted just as one would paint a ‘Oil on Canvas’ painting. Only a single layer is used for the subject ( Background layers are separate). Firstly, the rough tonal variations were painted, then the rough micro pores- then the detailed ones; with the lighting continually corrected along the way. The most minute of the details were added without reference, those were by my previous experience with realistic art. Also, hues were altered to end-up with a greyish-brown hue, to promote the feel of ‘importance’. However, nothing was referred for the coat, practising on the canvas, I ended up with a material that mimicked leather- so I went with that.
That is all//

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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]