Hope you have a second to check out this arty little video made by myself and a talented aspiring photographer Tomila Akhmadieva, assisted by Kate Rubinovich.
You’ll see my hands “unmaking” the origami and “undrawing” its little portrait, which is a take on the “what came first” saying, only here we have origami and a piece of paper instead of classical chicken-egg situation. We called it ‘ARTLOOP’, as the idea is that the process can be looped an infinite number of times (in theory, of course).
May I remind you that this is pretty much a first video attempt for both of us - we still need time and practice to grow this weak little seed into a decent video production plant!
Thank you ^_^
Here’s a quick doodle to cheer you up on this glorious day, and also ask:
What screen recording software would you recommend?
Something that’s free (does that even exist?) and records the screen for more than 10 seconds (like numerous trials).
Thinking of finally recording the process of digital painting after a number of requests, so any help would be appreciated (by sending me an ‘ask’).
My first attempt at some sort of stereoscopy. Its not 100% success, not at all.
But there’s something about it that I like, thought I’d share with you.
Don’t we all know someone who’s loaded with BS.
But creating hand drawn gif frames to illustrate that makes it better.
Also I thought I’d let you know that I finally created a separate facebook page for my art, where it can mutate in its own environment.
It would appreciate any support from you guys!
Feel free to follow and keep it company in any other way:
Thanks, and have a nice day.
Ever had a feeling it only rains on you?
A private little drizzle. Or a heavy waterfall-like shower.
What matters is that the sun comes out sooner or later.
Cont Blackula, (the nickname is pretty awesome) - I am planning to do that at some point, yes.
Anon, glad to hear you like my work. If I’m planning to draw/paint over the sketch I keep the pencil very thin, barely visible. That will prevent it from showing through!
Have a nice weekend, everyone. Oh, and if you’re wondering how hell looks like, you should come to North London on an Arsenal match day. You will see things you will never be able to unsee.
I present my latest personal project that was going on for a while. I like symbolic and metaphoric stuff, so decided to recreate zodiac signs - the way I see them, of course. So if you don’t like dark, weird pop-surrealistic stuff the selection above is probably nor for you.
I noticed that most of the horoscope-related art on the net is flat and cheesy, very fantasy-like. Well, I just had to add dark reproduction of the zodiac gals to this world! I sketched up all 12 of those, didn’t like some of them enough and put them aside, and at the end selected even fewer for final digital painting, because I wanted to go for maximum detail, and one piece would take several days to complete.
I wanted to create unnatural and theatrical compositions with a slightly thick and intense atmosphere. The figures are still, they look like they posed for a fine art painting for hours. I was inspired by old Victorian photographs and painted portraits of the Renaissance, with soft light and deep blurry shadows.
I think that Cancer is the one I enjoyed painting the most. I researched crabs and apparently they have teeth in their stomach, amazing. Just HAD to give this feature to the zodiac cancer girl. Another thing to mention is that all the backgrounds were painted as well (apart from the Leo one, that one was stolenandedited because I was about to give up at the end).
Thanks for checking out! More stuff coming soon, so here are some links (wink wink):
I guess that this is my biggest work to date. It’s an A1 format ink in cardboard - a drawing that took almost half a year to complete. Also used watercolor, pencil and markers.
I call it “The Companion”. A story about two friends - a girl and her imaginary pet - who travelled for a long time, saw many beautiful places and met a lot of new people, creatures and animals who joined them as their journey continued. They arrived to something that resembles the edge of the world, and at first it might seem that their adventure has come to an end, but the girl is pointing at something high above that we cannot see, showing to her companion that there are more things to discover and enjoy together if only they wish to continue moving forward.
It’s a metaphor for the life experience and the luggage of our imagination. Everyone has a friend - the creature of mind - that follows them from the first day of their life, picking up experience, memories and emotions. We decide for ourselves what to load the vessel with, what the faithful creature of mind and memory will carry along with us to the edge of our existence.
Travel, see, feel, collect everything you find in your life - you never know what things you will want to have with you when the journey comes to an end.
Thanks for checking it out!
More stuff coming soon, so…
Love getting those weird ‘asks’ and random messages.
Responding this way ‘cause it’s mostly anons and the one about a turtle is hilarious.
1) Thanks! (Butterfuck? that’s a new one in my vocabulary)
2) I never went anywhere :( But you message made me smile. Cheers!
3) Jeez, is there no privacy in this web world? I mean, how did you even know.
4) How does ‘some’ look like?
5) I know people liking all kinds of stuff. Chewing on hair, touching slugs, eating those freaky jaffa cakes and dressing as babies. But turtle in a top hat is definitely going in the top 10 weird things ever liked, thank you.
6) Made from skin flakes. Also watercolor and usual card paper, too.
7) I shall investigate that.