Watercolors and Moon-light

These artworks by emperpep ( http://emperpep.deviantart.com/ ), an anime/manga artist on dA are certainly more than worth a look. The artist’s  art seemed to me like digital art, as it was too detailed and vibrant. Oil paints are often soft and yellowish, and with water-paints, I have little experience. So, now i see that water-paints can be used to create paintings that preserve the vibrancy and don’t get all dull as oil paintings ( though oil paintings have their advantages too). I can only wonder that how much time it would have taken to create a single piece….  One also, notices that although most of the paintings here  display moon-light scenes, they still are clear as day, and not dark; the details are same as one would do in a daylight scene….

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( For BladeNemesis )

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( Shiina and Arilyn : Surprise Hug )

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( Little Yamanaka for Horo-Horo-Jo )

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( Maemi for Yuko-Lee )

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Painting a Lady….

2 days ago, I started an oil on canvas painting on an idea that just popped up in my head at that time..Im creating more things and adding details as time passes….

I wanted to experiment with portraits as they are something, that still feel somewhat difficult me. Getting an exact expression or emotion is difficult..and an hour of painting, i came to this:

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i got the ‘puzzled’ expression that I wanted, and moving on, I painted her arms differently, the extended (enjoying the rain) arm wouldn’t blend in well with the rest of her…

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I wanted to a rainy scene, so I had to add slight semi-transparency; her arms may look bigger here and wider, but that is  the illusion made by the glare of the sunlight and the partially blended dark out-lines made……

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yesterday, i made the rest of the left side of the background.. And yup! Its starting to look great and the elements are blending with each together one at a time..

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The Invasion!

These photos may look like screen shots of some Alien Invasion movie; but they are real (no CGI) photographs by Franz Schumacher

The contrast seems nice and makes his photos lively and ‘full of life’. Furthermore, the colors don’t just contrast, the subject matter contrasts too. Above, you see darkening clouds with furious lightening; below, a calm and peaceful scene of a meadow.

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Original Article | http://illusion.scene360.com/art/32996/beautiful-storm/

Manly Tears….

This makes me laugh whenever i watch it. its a shame that nigahiga, one on top of YouTube isn’t uploaded any new movies… it has been much time since his last one.. And the yomyomf channel wasn’t much funny at all.. so here’s the video:

I find it hilarious that how they use a common stereotype that men who weep are ‘ such pussies’.. its okay to have a tear slip away sometimes, doesn’t mean that one is ‘such a pussy’; everyone has emotions; keeping them hidden inside will only make them hurt more. They exaggerated the tendency for men to cry in this video, but still —-

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…

As the music plays….

AS the music plays in the background, a sudden though pops in my mind. ‘What to do with this ‘shade’ thing that I found in a decor store..

shall i paint it?or shall i just leave it just as it is.. in it’s natural woody color….?  originally wanted to paint it orange so that I can have it look like a Chinese lamp, but I am out of any spray paints that I had. I’m left with my trusty old oil paints, water paints, poster paints and emulsion paints. Emulsion paints may give a vibrant color to it, but i fear that they will be too heavy. will ruin my brushes and the thick drops of paints will condense, giving a messy look…… So, shall I paint it orange with my oil paints?Image

PAPER STORIES

I completed this sketch about a month ago, but totally forgot about uploading it  since I’ve been mostly pre-occupied with making oil paintings.. I even haven’t done digital art in a month..Some how oil painting has just ‘grasped’ me…It just feels so fun to work with them..

So anyways, here is the sketch I did:Image

I’ve titled it as PAPER STORIES. This just came to my head at that time, and seemed intriguing. SO, I started off to create a paper sheet bursting in the middle, as I may have seen some artworks on Pinterest that influenced me to create this. Not a specific piece though. so after creating the sheet, I wanted something more in it, and got the idea to practice a wooden surface as I has never really created a wood texture before.. So after that, I still found it to be too ‘simple’, so I got an idea! Why not make it symbolic?! if you added font to the paper, and made it symbolic then it would totally work out.. So, in here, the paper sheet represents life and the boundary of understanding. the wooden surface represents another layer, and one may not be able to fully understand life beyond this. This is the limit! the fonts represent the states of life/emotion; hence

One can understand life, and its meaning to a limit. Beyond this, one may find nothing..or too much to understand

I posted this on G+ also 🙂  https://plus.google.com/110691827763571631843/posts/JHKY7uMuBrF

Here are some closeup shots of it, check them out too.. 🙂

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