I sat and admired Vanessa Lemen's ability of finding shapes, and wanted to try it. The canvas I used had gone wrong because the paper buckled when I mounted it, but I kept it for an occasion like this. I thought it might be interesting to use the folds, but it was more trouble than it was worth.
I started in portrait orientation with a vague idea of sun above and something green below, then turned the canvas sideways and made it a forest-like scenery. Eventually the figure emerged in the middle; the dark shape behind it turned into an ent-like being, holding her, while ink blown with a drinking straw became branches coming out of her.
At that point I decided to end the experiment. I kinda like how it worked, although I feel I should have taken it to a more finished level. Next time, I'll start much lighter, and less saturated, to have room to maneuver. The most annoying part was waiting for the thing to dry, as I tend to work hastily but very wet, and even acrylics don't dry that fast (and I guess that's why Mrs. Lemen has a studio filled with drying paintings).
I then put up with trying to photograph it - to no avail - and then scanned it in several pieces and used Photoshop photomerge tool and camera RAW filter. This is faaairly similar to the original.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
My Tiny Tips tutorial series is sometimes quoted around dA, my main gallery site, but this time one even made it into a youtube video, on Anspire's channel. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZPctrpmoF4&index=4&list=PLAp7GxZk-o_jRe7IMRhVeU8KfIKh0WPi7
Friday, July 8, 2016
These are pyrographies I made for a furniture project. Each side is 10 × 4,5cm with 45° corners, making a total of about 10 × 18cm. These are (in case I horribly failed depicting them) cats, ravens, a chameleon, and a kraken. This was pretty much my first attempt at pyrography since eigth grade, and I was a bit rushed, so there's not much detail to look at, but I'm happy with them nonetheless.