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I like this job. not just because a familiar plant. it’s just so gentle, on the one hand “flesh”, and on the other - a danger. And I like the form, it’s comfortable to be inside, you can gain strength. nice feeling. reliable protection.
Thank you so much, a lovely comment; I really appreciate it.. the idea came from the shape of the virus reminding me of chestnut shells, and of course the idea of safety and protection. Also I was thinking if society would be changed by the virus, in a way, the virus would give birth to a new form of human.. Homo sapiens coronatus
I wouldn’t think it was a virus. I see this picture quite differently. closer to nature.
I do not like topics about what people "created". In my works, I wage war on humanity, with their deeds that harm nature.
here I found for myself the theme of a natural, but not a virus, revival.
however, I am interested to see such a version, unusual.
The way I see it, viruses are part of nature too and in the past they have been bringers of great social change. But this isn’t really a political piece.. if anything it’s more psychological and introspective ..
but also I see a seed ... with the combination of the shell and her curled fetal position I feel like there is a stifled fertility ...waiting and lost in a sea of black uncertainty.....
I also like her feet.... you always have cute feet
Hope you are holding out ok
I like the feet too
The Corona shell keeping us apart...
The lady is so lovely and delicate,it looks as if she's napping and waiting for better days..
Love the sweet vibe in this one, not sure why but it gives me a calm feeling.
Great background work, the layered charcoal casting a shadow of the shell, makes me think of water
Thank you so much Sabina! Yes, napping and waiting for better days, exactly... perhaps she is dreaming of the future, drifting through space.. I’m glad you find it calming..
the background is all ink I was trying to make a lovely swirling effect like you do in your works.. but I’m a cabbage
I'm amazed to read it's all ink in the background ! I never managed to get this texture you did It's looking perfect ! There's barely any marks left by the brush even though I believe you worked with a dry paper?
When I do my swirly stuff I go for wet in wet. ( i hope that's what you mean though, like i did in the mermaid/fiend? ) Besides the wet in wet i use different concentrations of ink to water, it's hard to have a wide range of values without having grey added to it. I also learned that less is more as I can never predict how far the black ink will spread
But the background you got here is just perfect ! No cabbage ! There's this lovely pattern on the bottom side of the artwork where it feels like the paper had some oil and inks didn't stick, looks so pretty !
Hmm , I think it has enough granulation for this , I find granulation to be a bitch many times , I love it in forest works where all the lines can get crazy but hated it with water, it gives a sort of too precise feel, gets a tad repetitive , mathematical, which in my opinion doesn't work very well with how water acts. You achieved a lovely background considering the paper you used You used everything you have to your advantage and that's what great artists do !
Well... The first bottle of ink I got lasted me one year. I still got the white ink I bought 1 and a half year ago, it's still half full So I think investing in two bottles of ink is not a bad idea if you like this type of background work. The white one I have is Dr.Ph.Martin's Bombay White India Ink and it's amazing ! So I guess the black one from them would be as good ( I got some shitty Pelikan black ink that turns to dark blue as well )
Whatever you use though, your art looks amazing
but about ink..... I just bought some Acrylic inks .... just started to play with them.... have either of you used them before? There are things I like and don’t care for with them.... they seem too flat in a way..... like they miss out on that mysterious infinity ink sometimes has .... but they are really nice to work on top of.