FAQHelloFAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Raphaël watercolor sized 6 & 3
Hanart watercolor sized 8
Aquarelle Arches 300 g/m2 cold pressed
Schmincke Horadam aquarelle
Winsor & Newton masking fluid
For digital finishing Photoshop CS5
I draw the sketch of the painting straight on the watercolor paper. Most of the time it is just a rough idea of what I want and where, and the details come in as I paint.
My painting process takes approximately 1-8 hours depending what is the size of the painting and how detailed it is. I rarely paint anything bigger than A4, and most of my paintings are something between A5 and A4.
I prefer to finish the painting same day as I started it - I get anxious and bored easily, if the painting takes more than one evening to finish. It also tells me that my vision is somehow working if I have a smooth, quick flowing mood while I'm painting.
Use of masking fluid and waxes
Old blue dogOld blue dog2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have an old blue dog, as big as he can be.
He eats way too much but he keeps me company.
I call him Jim and he always calls me sir.
I don't make him do that but it's what he prefers.
He sharpens his claws on the oak tree in the yard.
His claws are nice and sharp but the tree is kind of scarred.
If I sit at the piano he gives me a sideways glance.
But when I play boogie-woogie, he always starts to dance.
He goes to town on Tuesday after I help him groom,
comes home again on Wednesday smelling like perfume.
One time he fought that orange cat that lives a mile away.
But then they licked each other and they are friends today.
He saved a lot of people that time the sky fell down.
They gave him a nice medal but he doesn't wear it now.
One thing he never learned to do is play the violin.
He says he played the banjo once and he thinks he could again.
If I can't sleep at night, he turns the radio on
Art Feature Series: Volume 47Picks of the Week:Art Feature Series: Volume 472 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Featured Artists of the Week:
Structure by NikanderPraha II by SllyvainShipyard Gdansk by sleephead
New York by FuriousxrJust Another City by peehsPalace Peles by PortraitOfaLife
View from Umeda Sky Building during Sunset by imladris517panoramaDubai by Violet112morning..... by cityphotog
:thumb279702810:after the rain by shade-plReturn to the beginning by Glenn-Crouch
:thumb214402028:The Drummer by erezmarom:thumb280537520:
Storr by Rajmund67Nocturnal Wrath by Unilight:thumb281497984:
Karkonosze Mountains no131 by PawelJGWinter Grazing by tourofnaturehow to name that uh give me a second by mariv
Pentland Peaks by FlippinPhilEarly Morning Cotton by ShareeefWinterlake by SasoSi
IONIAN SEA by sui400Dog of the Sun by wchildWhite Day ... by Misslulu07
last look by arbebukNovember Road II by UweLangmannI am a stag of seven tines ... by slatkatajna
DDs that I suggested:
Ballet IX. by LissuinII by Alshain4:thumb278407660:
AmbivalenceAmbivalence2 years ago in Personal More Like This
146 by deepinswimRohrbruch by EvaShoots
Man of Cottage Grove by jonniedeeGreen + by Migrena
Flock of Sweaters by VicEberly:thumb170824012:
Those Traps Of CommunicationThose Traps Of Communication2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fisheye from the plane by fungopollyOne last time, by Helen-Carter
abc by morgondotterTassels by Tabby Peek a Boo by kaytealine
Hero by Hamlet by SashaZombieThe Earth Beneath by Temperate-Sage
Close-up by du-laModern by limegintonic
you are beautiful by EvaShootsTwo self portrait by Vviana-2332
trauma. by Senju-HiMeCoffee And Ice by eugeniaclara
:thumb211393228:herrlich ... by KatDiestel
Hunter the Dead by Minko6EXIT D by FxSanyi
Five In FiveReflecting upon my art school days recently, a thought popped into my head...a rarity.Five In Five1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was thinking back to how we were instructed in Life Drawing 101 to do gesture drawings within a short period of time. Basically, it is a method of training hands to quickly sketch what the brain has already seen. Staying "focused" means sustained concentration. Once you start drawing you can't stop because there's only a minute or two to finish!
With that practice in mind I figured it would be a good exercise for photography as well. Too often I hear people say they have "writer's block" when it comes to finding something to photograph. So five photographs in five minutes seemed to me to be a good motivational exercise for one to do when down in the creativity dumps. Because of the short time frame it sharpens the mind's eye to produce, on deadline, something…anything. All in an effort to get the creative adrenaline pumping again.
Its not about creating the next Mona Lisa…its about producing
And Now Ladies and Gentlemen - Let The Show BeginAnd Now Ladies and Gentlemen - Let The Show Begin1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A Gifted Talent XXVI...DaraghDear friends of the arts please allow me to introduce to you Daragh. Many of you know him and his expressive works...the rest of you should.A Gifted Talent XXVI...Daragh2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Originally the Realism movement's ideology that photography must be about documentary was challenged with Surrealism's movement towards the abstract. In their ideology a photo could express the concept of an image as an essential being. Daragh has embraced this notion in his work. His object is the image itself and its creative process.
Through digital darkroom magic I must say he has excelled in this medium and has taken the genre of abstract/surreal photography to new levels of excellence.
Without further ado, from Spain, but originally from Belfast, Ireland, may I present to you...
Blue - Light Conversation by ParallelDeviant World of different dimensions by ParallelDeviant
I'm In Here by ParallelDeviant
Relations Stranger Than ParadiseRelations Stranger Than Paradise2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Morning Train by IMAGENES-IMPERFECTASc o i n c ID e n c e by bitterev
:thumb300180269:Money by FoxHarvard
nostalgia by torobalaautumn by Art-de-Viant
corset by stillhitori.. by MustafaDedeogLu
Off Duty by ShiningOwlAt work - 215 by SUDOR
i have a strategy by ScottMan2thWe Are Lost by scathing-sanity
Leuteleuteleute by GretaBerlinSoldier by Temperate-Sage
in the meantime by EvaShootsJuri jump by Menoevil
:thumb325847374:Fissionly by kyberhai
Let's Talk VitaminsLet's Talk Vitamins1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Kaja. by kaunauold man by MaryaS
Alma by Batsceba2 Musicians, A Bench, And A Guitar Case by Philliewig
*** by PhoenixstamatisMy August by Dasha-KO
Math by Erica-Jayletter by incolorwetrust
:thumb345622244:Catch Me2 by KayKatastr0phe
This is really happening by JensBKblack moon by kopita
It's a Girl! by Klipeshnikdoctor's orders... by beans6677
Black and white No 6 by ravartOver Side by baseport
Instant 2569 by SUDORRussian princess by irremedios
Dear Friends and Watchers The meeting gets a little crowded now. But don't you dare to leave the party earlyDear Friends and Watchers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb318878092::thumb152222637:Deviant ID by pedroluispalenciawroquephotography 2013 by wroquephotography
The Viewfinder by vamosverHalloween2012ID by Neneplayswithpaper:Me and Shibi by du-la:: Riders on the Storm ... :: by HarisDrako
9 by featKaeSummer ID 2012 by FeliDae84as_Klimt by TiiMariCarGa 2 by carlosmgh3
ID by Anguis-IXLes Diables by Les-Diables..: me :.. by Moth-called-Marigoldangry me by bacchuspirit
Artist Laurie Proctor by LaurieLefebvreEintritt frei by dica-ambien:thumb334407297:august id by marzenaablRemorseful Gaze by AForAdulteryMy dark ID by Buri65
ID2009gregorkerle by GregorKerleEpistemology by Isatyr:thumb332527317:me by Menoevil
But I couldn't Forget.. by OnurKorpeogluInvisiblemartyr ID by invisiblemartyrme by Mayfair710SUMMER ID by anjusha
Self by MarcosRodrigueztransmitting light through darkness. by deepinswimb e n by MistyTableaudA ID III by BlauBeerKuchen
:thumb331204572:whatever by Dragonsnekalazy Wednesday morning by sakura11139Deviant ID by ShipperTrish
Art od my love by RapinhaNew ID by EpytafeMuskeg deviantID by MuskegAt Peace by MomofbjlNobody Knows by LunaPopelkaID LE QUARK 3 by LEQUARK
P8035429[ by Dasha-KO:thu
A Gifted Talent XXVII...IwanDear friends of the arts please allow me to introduce to you Iwan. Many of you know of him and his fine art photography...the rest of us should.A Gifted Talent XXVII...Iwan2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photographs are images that exist in our heads that are eventually brought to life through photographic technology.
Every image has a story behind it and to every individual that story is different.
Iwan has a gentle spirit that leads him to capture images the way he saw them and not necessarily as they are.
They mirror who he is....even who we are as a people.
Photography is the prefect medium for Iwan. It entitles him to capture the reality of what he is experiencing.
He allows himself to be provoked by his surroundings and through this his poetic photographs are developed.
Going over his work, I realize its never rushed...he takes the time to connect with his subject matter.
This in turn entices viewers to read the poetry he paints with a writer's brush though a photographic vehicle.
Iwan explained in a recent interview, "Photography should
Short Message ServiceShort Message Service2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Novel yield by dajonoNice by DpressedSoul"Soul" by Gilbert Cantu by GilbertCantuGame Over by EvaShoots
The Incredible Vanishing Cat by Stardust-SplendorI spy with my little eye... by josiwomel13 by Saradesbois24 by Saradesbois:thumb255165469:
.kiosk. by dasTOKDang Good Candy by PhotizoWindows by Fox-FitNew Favorite T-shirt by danivee
Italy by meditatioOnce upon a time. by JinnyJoe:thumb84590002:Do You See Now? by love-wasp
K-GAME(S) : Parallel WorldsA speedy dialogue set to pace by :iconizaaaaa: - Thank you Isabelle for all the funK-GAME(S) : Parallel Worlds2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for the delay in publishing, dear friend
The other wonderful players are:
:iconfelibree: http://felibree.deviantart.com/journal/K-GAME-S-Parallel-Worlds-322117075 :iconune-vache: http://une-vache.deviantart.com/journal/K-GAME-S-Parallel-Worlds-321945526 :iconalonsio: http://izaaaaa.deviantart.com/journal/k-game-Parallel-worlds-alonsio-323284743#
ONE - 1
TWO - 2
absolutely frank by morgondotterred and green 2 by EvaShoots
absolutely frank by morgondotterReflected R by birgzettLady in Blue by Poromaa
red and green 2 by EvaShootsabsolutely frank by morgondotterReflected R by birgzett
THREE - 3
:thumb316451612:A by JFBAYLE:thumb316451612:
FOUR - 4
liquid state of mind by partiallyHerefollow the white rabbit by SiVkiN:t
Cases Of EncounterCases Of Encounter2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Velocity by FalseMariaDrown by Stardust-Splendor
Spoons by guille1701Interview with Duke the Urbino by bymano
Ramone by LauraWildeFlicker VII by limegintonic
NEGATIVE SPACE 2 by JabLab by JabLabtaking a bath by EvaShoots
:thumb191311631:Metacharacter by RichardLeach
Red LProctor by LaurieLefebvreUntamed Ride by WayneBenedet
:thumb283591915:irresistible Sushi by m-lucia
Ready to Go Blues..Ready to Go Blues3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jump on in, babe, I'm gassed up and ready to go.
We'll leave trouble behind us and go down the road.
I've got a head full of dreams and half of them are about you.
Come ride with me, babe, we'll make some of them come true.
Everything is broken but some things still work pretty well.
While we are living we'll leave the half-dead to bury themselves.
Some people wait for permission, but it won't ever arrive.
You have to choose for yourself to get in and drive.
There are hazards on the highway, but I know how to use a jack.
My trunk is full of spare tires, we can deal with a flat.
We may run into storms, but that will be all right.
I got new windshield wipers and my weather seals are tight.
We can drive in the rain, though we may have to go slow.
If it rains mud and frogs, we will pull off the road.
When we check our rear-view mirrors, we will look without fear.
The objects in those mirrors are further than they appear.
If we come to a bo
Deviative ConsultationsDeviative Consultations2 years ago in Personal More Like This
allegro by Sssssergiu1194 - AnyColourYouLike by Pecuchet
The Passenger by VelvetRedBulletmardin1112 by celil
statue by leadbirdieBranches by ScarletteDeath
Chitchat2 by Batscebazoo by myraincheck
water by E-M-I-L-A.. by y5y6
When You Notice the Stripes by samiliamdon't be afraid princess -2 by etrehadluysalumk
Lana 'n' Diana ID by rafinerijaShy by webworm
A Gifted Talent XXV...KellyDear friends of the arts please allow me to introduce to you Kelly. Many of you know her and of her creative works...the rest of you should.A Gifted Talent XXV...Kelly2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may love her art or you may hate it because of its macabre erotica foundation but one thing you can't do once looking at it and that is ignore it.
For this is precisely what epitomizes Kelly as Artist.
She is the Mapplethorpe of her generation. She may not make everyone feel but she certainly can make us all think.
To borrow from one of her titles, Drink in her art if you dare. You'll never be thirsty for an experience again.
Without further ado, from somewhere in Greece, may I present to you...
Hellrotica by KellyNGin Human Heart by KellyNGin
Carrot Top by KellyNGin
HoTmObIlE by KellyNGin Eggrotic by KellyNGin Erotica II by KellyNGin
Cut Off by KellyNGin
Human Power by KellyNGin Escaping by KellyNGin
1st Watchlist Newbies of 2012 + A Special WelcomeDear friends, enjoy and please give them a warm welcome1st Watchlist Newbies of 2012 + A Special Welcome2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sandeep Sarma - My watcher # 1000 !
o n e t w o t h r e e f o u r by AntiSocial-ButterflyAttendant le temps d'en avoir by AntiSocial-Butterfly
catch me by Sea-of-wondersyellow by Sea-of-wonders1 by Sea-of-wonderscup of coffee by Sea-of-wonders
Prison by metusatroxThe Corner by metusatroxYour Path Leads To Nowhere by metusatroxTo Have And Have Not by metusatrox
Black and white 6 by birgzettgarden glimmer 10 by birgzettIslands 1 by birgzettReflected R by birgzett
Just DreamingJust Dreaming2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Trance futur 4 by artnovemberIn my mind... by EltonTurkey
:thumb197136769:Concierge. by lwc71
Sweet Puck by TJPphotography5. September 2010 II by Filterkaffee
Pack Your Suitcase With Some Fine Art.Pack Your Suitcase With Some Fine Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A Gifted Talent XXX...MJDear friends of the arts please allow me to introduce to you MJ and her delightfully "small world" of photographic art.A Gifted Talent XXX...MJ1 year ago in Personal More Like This
MJ calls somewhere near Chicago, USA, home and it is there that she finds a new face and look at the Windy City. It is a feather in her cap that in spite of those winds she can capture the most delicate nuances of nature in an expressively poetic fashion. As an artist MJ works through the lens of a camera mainly but lately has begun posting drawings which certainly hint that this artist's well of creativity runs deep.
Many of you know of MJ's fine macro work...and many more should in my honest opinion. You'll come away after a "walk" through her gallery with these words of Mother Teresa in mind (as found on MJ's home page in light of her artistic statement)...""Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier...."
They say its a small small world but thankfully there is an MJ in it to bring it into focus for us all. She succinctly shows us through her ca