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Betcee May

Trying out my Aquarell Faber Castell color pencil once again. No brushing this time. Model here is the beautiful Betcee May. If you are reading this, show her some love and go check her profile.

Original photo: http://betceemay.deviantart.com/art/bare-63210704

dA profile: http://betceemay.deviantart.com/

(NSFW, though I hate the term)

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Sprezzatura

Posted: January 20, 2014 in Rhapsody of Art
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SprezzaturaReturned to pen sketching for a while. This took me a lot of time to finish (upwards of 5 hours) , but curiously I did this in a single sitting. The model and the photographer of the subject here is Olia. She’s absolutely awesome, so show her some love and check out her gallery.

Olia’s dA page: http://neeeer.deviantart.com/

Olia’s website: andweard.doesphotography.com

Olia’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photolondon

Check out the original here: http://neeeer.deviantart.com/


I’m going through some serious existential problems. Hence, I decided to deal with it by getting back to color pencils. It’s been almost 7 years since I last used a color pencil. I had not long ago dismissed it as a plaything for children, but have realised now that it’s a fascinating way to make art. Especially, if it’s Faber Castell’s aquarell.

Before brushing

Before brushing

After Brushing

After Brushing

The original is by the talented photographer, Anna Kozreva. Do visit her dA site.

Model: Anastasia Z

Anna’s dA page: http://ann-ko.deviantart.com/

Anna’s portfolio: http://500px.com/bestportfolio

Check out the original here: http://novogrond.deviantart.com/art/beauty-336431478


Robert Plant

Robert Plant

There are some people who transcend their human nature. These people need not be smart, strong, especially clever or anything of that sort. All they need to do is take their guitar onto the stage and rise to the encore. That moment will be frozen in time. At that moment, they have become gods.

Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page

The new year will be an ode to these two who, when on stage, are creators of dreams.


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I have been planning to start pen sketching for the last three years. I finally began. A wise man once told me, “Get off your ass, and start using that pen for something other than Mario Kart.” I’m merely complying. Plus, it’s a valid excuse to restart my blog which has been dead since a very long time.

That doodle I put up in this post took me around three to four hours.

I need to get better at this pen thingy.


Bags


valentine ball


complete


D156. That’s my room. It’s a single room and when I first entered, quite forbidding. It was damp in many places and had curse words (in bad English) scrawled all over the place. To make a long whining short – the place was uninhabitable and violated my right to life. Of course the only person who could change that was me. The nice thing about the senior year in my college is that we have a lot of free time.  Someone smart had once told me that “A rational man would adapt himself to the situation, but an irrational man would adapt the situation to himself.” And I’m dripping irrationality through every pore.

So I paint the first pair of walls.

Disregard me in the picture >.<

Close up of the guitar. Please don’t pay attention to me. You’ll only be encouraging me otherwise.

Now I don’t want to sit here and write out an interpretation for all the crap I put up on my wall. The design in any case isn’t completely mine. I took it in most part from this amazing artist called Haze Long from Malaysia. Believe me when I say it, she’s a goddess when it comes to abstract wall art. Check out her website: http://hazelong.com/

It took me little over a week to finish this part. I was, of course, working only intermittently. It was a learning experience more than anything else. That and a lot of grunt work. A LOT. Those black bands took forever to finish.

O hai.

The whole project was on hiatus as I had come down with stomach flu for a month. After that there were exams and all and I had to wait till the vacations. In the meantime I was working on the design.

The wall which I was going to paint had a nasty switchboard right in the middle. This neatly divided the wall into two parts. Since there are two parts, the duality theme was staring right in the face. Now the whole black and white duality is so passé, that I didn’t even consider it. The new duality is poly chrome vs monochrome. This part of painting is better documented, so I’ll let the pictures talk. IMAG0020

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The original is by Kid Notorious in Deviant Art. You can find that here: http://browse.deviantart.com/?offset=48#/d15hsea

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The male half

The male half

The male half

The male half

The male half

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The male half

The female half

The female half

The female half

The female half

The female half.

The female half.

The female Half

The female Half

All this took me the best part of a month to complete. The difficulty of this stuff was on a different level. I realised it the hard way, that mixing different colours on the vertical wall is not that simple, especially with different colours of the same brand having different consistencies. I spent a third of the time doing the actual painting and the rest two third correcting my mistakes. The result of course was most fulfilling.

Inspiration is rare these days. What inspired me to do this specifically is something I’ll leave to speculation.

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PS: Photo credits go to Vysakh Karthikeyan. You can check out his awesome photography page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vysakh-Karthikeyan-Photography/192084064151231?fref=ts


This was something that actually happened to me, dream sequence and all. It’s amazing how reality is so overrated.