I haven't had customer who wanted a pencil drawing... not for a long time.. now I have had two in quite short period of time. It's nice.. because without these orders.. I would do what I want to do.. and for a long time now.. It has been Dropart. .. or working with my LiveHeroes store, where you can get clothes and such.. on. But ... let's not go there.. even that I do hope that you, who think I'm worthy.. do share my art and link to there so.. I get more customers.
SOOOO that Pencil Drawing thingie.
It was interesting... something something about D&D ... one character... and so on.. Well.. that's not the point :D
But I shall show you how it went.
I usually start working with some sketch.. Sometimes I do em to different paper.. sometimes I don't.
I have tried different ways to do this.. and sure I can do quite .. 3D and shadows and Lights and .. all realistic.. but.. mostly.. I don't want to.. and this time we agreed to go little lighter. SO I started to do sketches on paper.. and this huntress was the best so I continued it.
I do only the basics usually at this point.. and then start to draw from up to down.. but this time there was some things.. like the jewelry.. that I needed to remember later.. so I draw em there already.
Because I draw on my couch mostly.. I have difficulties to keep the work clean.. SO I really do drawn top of the picture first.. as far ready as I can and then continue slowly to the bottom... this way I don't smudge so much. This also does give me time to ask customer for more info or hopes.
Here I'm almost done.. just waiting to see is there anything.. That I must.. really MUST ad to the picture.. I have difficulties to stop working and then again... I have agreed the price so I try really hard to stay in the limits.. even that I love to ad details to my work.
And here it's ready.. complete.. finished.
I wont try to explain the idea to you.. the idea of the picture I mean.. It's.. complicated and hard.. but.. Let's just say that everything in this drawing.. is .. done with lot's of thought.
I think I should get more A2 drawin papers to be able to make something super detailed and big again.. but.. these smaller ones do keep me happy.
What would you be interested to read here?
1.would it be... my random thoughts about art?
2.making of blogs... like that "I want to be a dragon"?
3. what I'm up to?
4.. something else.. what?
Leave a comment.
Why I ask this?
well because I see there's visitors in my blog and I feel bad that I have so little to say.. and I was wondering would it help if I know what you are really interested to read about.
Sure I have my hands quite full so I won't start anything completely new.. like.. telling about fashion.. but.. something art related.. as.. it is blog about my art. It would not be much of extra work for me to take photos of my new work and make a post about em here.. or.. WELL.. I'm kind of curious man.. so if there's some material or technique or.. subject of art that you would love to see me do.. that could work also.
just.. trying to keep this blog .. tighter on it's path.
indeed, it has been about week since my last post.
I am sorry to say I've been kind of.. occupied with everything else than.. directly doing new art so can't tell much about that..
Today I decided, anyhow, to start a new clay sculpture, I even think that I make a time lapse video of it. Timelapse because It's so much easier than normal videoshooting. and the best part is that editing of timelapse is so much faster... so.. with my limited tools.. I go for timelapse.
I've been working with that Liveheroes.com thingie that I told quite a much earlier post. It took a while to learn to upload stuff and edit em to work and.. then it took more time to do some failures all again after I had learned to do it better.
and then there's that.. I get to countryside again.. and it's all good. I've been working outside. helping some let's build stuff projects that my mom has in her farm and then I've been just.. been and enjoying summer.. weeeeell.. that's a lie.. there's no much just beeing.. it's mostly just working :D
but as told.. I'm about to began one or two new sculptures today.. and I try to document the projects as well as I can with my tools and... and.. you'll see someday how it all go.
thank you for reading this short update post and.. well.. that's it.
I speak now about this https://liveheroes.com site where artist can make brand their art.. you know. clothes and stuff.
There's lot's of similar sites around net.. I've walked trough many of em and I will not go any deeper to the others.. there was reason or two why I have abandoned them.
before I go forward.. here's link to my part of the site.
But this LiveHeroes .. it at least promised something different.. first at all.. better salary for artist. Before I started to upload my stuff there I did try to find out as much as I can about it.
SO among many this was one that did impact in my decision.
I don't see much of a reason to write yet my own ... impression of the site.. I can say it's maybe even little too simple.. to me as artist.. I would love to have little more settings to run around.
But I believe you are more interested about the buy part of the site.
here's a video of someone random who I can't understand. but she seems happy :D
Little by little I will upload my art there.. I try to make all look cool (meaning I try to listen my wife) but sometimes I have my visions that I just. have to do.
I do this for you, my young fans who have told me how you love my art, but can't buy the paintings or don't have room.. well here's a way for you to get something special from me.. and support my artist travel at the same time. I hope this work's for you.
What I have there already then?
You get the point ;) so ..
As you know... I like to test new things.
and because I've played with ink now.. what.. half a year.. and dropart longer and.. then I got these whie gellyroll that I love.. so I did get some new pens too to see how and what can I make with these tools and skills I have.
I love to do lizards because they are full of details. scales and such... you know.
so.. I started whit pencils.. I really REALLY did make first a fast sketch about what I was planning.
but I didn't take any photos of that.. so.. I quess it didn't really happen.
but when I started with this.. weird ink pen that.. leak all the time and dry really slow.. then I did take photos.
Weeeelll.. I took one photo.. but you can see how I draw scales.. much.. it's a3 watercolour paper where I'm drawing.. and you can.. see a bit the pencil lines there too.
Oh I forgot to tell you.. after the pencil work.. I did some light ink drops there.. and for some reason (that I can tell you now, was a horrible idea) I did drop some citron juice there too.. I don't know why.. maybe because I like the how that scent.. anyhow I should not have done it.. it made paper sticky and ... made everything I did later on... harder.
But brave lad as I am.. I continued with this test.. after I had drawn this lizard ready.. I took water spray and let the ink ... scatter (I love that word).
but really.. I also did know at the beginning this would happen.. and it was part of the plan that I had in my mind. I love the way ink behave when I spray some water over it. sadly there's no way to control it completely. I love to work this way.. mostly because it's the same reason why I love ceramics.. there's always that.. excitement when you open the kiln and wait to see what has happened.. because... even if you do everything by the book.. there's this tiny magical something that can chance everything... so is with ink and water.
so.. Next I took white gellyroll to make it.. better.
oh Yeah.. I did add bit of watercolours there too.. you see.. the white and hint of ink background.. it was boring. BUT.. I really was thinking to leave it to this.. well not this.. but full body gellyrolled.. because it was looking kind of cool.. but.. BUT.. then again.. I had this plan and for ones I was going to play it trough even that my heart did try to say otherwise. I had bought these weird pens and I needed to see what will happen with them.
and.. that's how he looks now.
Those pens are really weird.. and I'm not sure do I like em.. or do I even know what I see because colours are funny thing to my eye.. but.. It was nice to do this.. long and.. detailed project.. even that I'm not sure is this what I was looking for.
I call it " I want to be a Dragon!"
I had.. I don't know.. slow motion on lately.. and then I did couple of these weird diary pieces.
I have ordered lot's of new markers and gellyrolls for me.. the first patch did arrive already but the colour gellys were wrong kind so I gave em to boyo. But now I have more than one white gelly roll so I don't need to worry that I would be out of em soon. I would love to just walk to my friendly neighbour art store but it's another side of the city and they are currently closed for renovations so... I'm forced to trust internet.. it's horrible. I always be more happy to pay little more for local store to support em than buy extra cheap from china... well I try to think that maybe the people in there need the extra money too.
Oh. I did make new sculptures.. let me count.. four.. well.. three no.. five. not all are ready yet.. I think two I need to continue when I get back to mothers place..
I did make one new video too.. but it needs lot's of editing and stuff so.. don't hold your breath.
No.. the art piece has nothing to do with my writings.. I just needed to show something pretty.
It's done with my .. "new" (it's hardly new anymore) style.. dropart and then markers on top. this time the difference is that I used watercolours here because.. well.. just because. It's not horrible.. but I'm not huge fan of watercolours I think I try to find colour ink's sooner or later and see if that's what my art needs.
I've been dreaming lately that maybe I could someday be little bit more than just surviving by my art. Then I would take my art on tour.. not as gallery to gallery but back my bag and travel around and make new art around world and sell or give away it there. the sculpting part of harder that way but dropart ... art.. that I could do.. and Pencil drawings. hmm.. well.. maybe someday :D
I've been waiting for a right moment to reveal you this.
I don't use colors much, because I have difficulties to see em.. so This dropart painting began with just tea, coffee and ink... but as it happened (and believe me it was slow proses) I realised that I need more. So I did ones again dig my acrylics from the almost forgottenness and use em to add more color to the Peacock.
I have seen that bird ones or twice in my life and I refused to use internet to secure the image... but just before the end I had to check and I must say that for ones my memory didn't fail me completely.
After the long long time of dropart project it was time to take my gelly roll and start to finish it. and that.. that took almost same time as the dropart part with all the dry out times.
So.. here's some REAL slow art from me.. I've been working on with this about half a year.
Why I felt it's time to reveal this now? Because I'm sick at the moment. High fever and everywhere hurts so I needed to make me feel better and as artist there's nothing such for it than
A.. making more art or
B let people really see something you are proud of. and this.. my friends.. this is something I'm proud.
I am a sculptor who do other art when can't do sculpting :D thankfully sometimes my 2D art work's out well too.
RIGHT now I'm waiting to.. a. get better.. b. to get back to countryside where I can do some more scupting :D I have made two bigger already and one smaller sculpture but that's not enough for me. I need to make more the burning inside is is huge.
I hope to amaze you couple of times this summer :D let's keep the fingers crossed that everything work's out as I hope.
PatrJust being quite busy with all the art projects I have and other's stuff I need to do.
and to be honest I don't know what to write here.
I have lot's of art under work.. both sculptures and ...2D.. you know.. paintings, drawings and such. You can see my art first if you start to be my patron, see my work in progress photos, talk with me, name my art... stuff like that happens in Patreon so... well.. go there and check out.
if you want to see my art galleries they are still in Deviant art there you can also buy prints of my art ..
What am I really doing? .. preparing for summer... digging clay out of ground, cleaning it so it'll be ready to you when I have time to start sculpting more.
I've been at country side, doing as much farm work as I can... what is quite much after all. The good thing to "work" for mom is that I can chance the job when my back or other joints starts to act up.. if I would find a real job whit a boss as understanding as that... I might be able to work... a little. of course I can't leave art.. I can't take a full day job, if it's not art related... I can't stop doing art.. I need to do it almost everyday. it's both horrible and wonderful.
So.. I bought the tiny video camera.. thank's to my patrons. It took a while to learn to use it and then another while to realize it wont be for a long time.. but maybe it will help me ... to start making different kind of videos.. because earlier I shoot everything with my phone and ... that's hard.
well I do have this normal digital camera.. that I can use also when doing sculpting... but it's useless when doing painting or drawing.
anyhow.. here's a video :D it's me painting with ink.
Sadly nothing much.. I've been in huge manflue a week now.. it does.. shut me down mostly.
.. but I did order my self a nice little camera.. so I can start making better videos I think :D
Let's start with some ink studies I've done.
I love indian ink. It's magical stuff but I don't love the fact that when paper change.. everything change. But still... I am leaving bright acrylic paintings behind.. or atleast not so much doing em if no-one orders. Why? you ask.. because it hurt's my eyes. I've told you couple of times that I'm kind of colorblind.. not totally but I have difficulties to separate colors that are close each others. you know like.. yellow and orange.. orange and red .. blue and green.. and all those colors that I've heard that exist but never actually seen. So.. Ink has turned to be really good material for me.. ink and that freaky fruity tea that taste like crap.
any how. Here's some of my studies. Research.. and just because.. I share something that only my Patrons have seen before.
I didn't show the latest ink-tea work's yet.. because those I haven't shown to my Patrons either yet.
Anywhat. I have learned that my videos are interesting to people.. only sad part is that I can't much shoot 'em because I still have to work with limited digital camera and mobilephone video or timelapse. aaand I still work mostly on top of our freezer because that's .. well only place I can work without making a huge mess.. and it work's like.. kind of table.
so.. because I know the studio/workshop dream is still quite far.. but maybe I can get proper camera soon... it would make quite much difference with my youtubeing.. I could do videos of other stuff too.. like.. cooking.. walking.. ahm.. bathroo...well.. maybe not that.. but other art and craft stuff that I do but you have never seen me doing it.
well yeah.. I shall now just drop link to my latest open video... and oh yeah.. when I have enough patrons or make enough money from my art and stuff... I will take a way most of the advertisement