Running black horse painting (ink)

Had a bit of fun with ink splashes! Here is a painting of a running black horse, I enjoyed making it a bit creepy and the color scheme must be my favorite :’)

running dark horse black mustang art painting with ink by silja erg 5erg

 

More similar paintings at. https://www.etsy.com/shop/5erg

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Monster ravens big ink painting (For sale)

My monsters never left my side

Size of the painting is roughly 3 x 4 feet.

The painting is for sale on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/609451931/big-raven-art-painting-89-x-116-cm

Location is Estonia in Europe, direct contact is siljaerg [t] gmail.

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Boudoir art paintings

I’ve added a female figure sketch into the boudoir /shower set, printed posters are available of all of them, the newest painting (the third one) is available as an original also.

Check the art shop for details: https://www.etsy.com/shop/5erg

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Click on the images to see the print sale listings.

The latest painting as a printed poster: https://www.etsy.com/listing/630345203/

The original painting:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/616392264

The Rainfrog Chronicles II

Hello,

a couple of new rainfrog drawings have emerged over the weeks, they are also very seasonal and colorful. I’ve also added some inspirations.

Some time ago someone looked up and noticed a huge hole in the sky.  She phoned it in and was asked to immediately shut the hole down and stop doing whatever was causing the hole, because otherwise the space would get in and fry us up alive if it remained open for too long. We got a couple of other trial holes and a sneak peak, did a review on it and decided we don’t want the planet to burn to crisp. For about thirty years everyone stayed on track and the trial holes in the sky were healing steadily and starting to close down. Years later on a very regular day, someone started secretly smoking up some skyhole gas into the sky, hoping they wouldn’t get caught and noone would notice. A great plan in all the details, besides the huge sky hole getting bigger right above their heads that really ruins all the sky photos. This has been the story of a huge secret factory with very small hands, and it will have a happy ending soon.

 

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The rainfrog enjoying suntanning

 

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Rainfrog in its own element

 

“The desert rain frog is spending the day dug into sand. It emerges at night and wanders about.” Wikipedia

 

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Rainfrog enjoying the urban nature at the botanical garden

 

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Rainfrog having such a great day, its arranged its own folk dance

 

The paintings are for sale and ship internationally, you can find the listings when you click the links or see the cartoon sketch category here.

Figure drawing with pastels

I was just excited to try pastels again, the last time I tried them it was pretty frustrating, so I was very happy that I found a better way to use them today. I guess the beginner tip would be to start with sepia instead of 48 colors and take twice as much as papers as you need, so you can trash half of the tries.

So in the spirit of all this, I will add a nice quote from Silicon Valley.

Pete: I used to take a tampon, soak it in grain alcohol, and stick it up into my rectum. That got me high, Richard, but not half as high as the drug you just gave me. You know what that drug’s called? —  A second chance.

 

 

Links:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/619971397

https://www.etsy.com/listing/606135534

https://www.etsy.com/listing/619971943

The rainfrog chronicles cartoon drawings

These are ink illustrations on paper and are available here.

“The rainfrog is going to steal a cow instead” is inspired by a story I heard about the tribes in isolated forests where the process of proving yourself includes showing others that you can kill someone from the other tribe. At some point the tribe elders realized a single killing ends up being a long line of separate inter-village bloody vendettas which will never end and that isn’t useful for anyone. After that they’ve come to conclusion they will secretly start stealing cows from one another instead of killing one another. Chivalry is not dead. So if someone pisses you off, it’s a possibility that you can solve it by stealing a cow, but you have to do it in a really skillful and an impressive way.

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The rainfrog is going to steal a cow instead

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“The spider saga” – the rainfrog is truly considering what Mr.Tolkien has written into his diary: “True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.” And then Mandela had gone and said: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” After that you have to consider the words of Winston Churchill “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” And at the end of the spider sagas, you can reflect on the thoughts of Oscar Wilde: “It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears, is said to be seen in San Francisco.”

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Tolkien wrote: “True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.”

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“First flower of the spring” – for a Nordic rainfrog, the spring is extremely important, because it’s rebirth for most of the nature and everyone has to relearn some of the daily things. You’ve forgotten completely how the ground looks and that there are colours in the nature, and daylight, you crash your car a couple of times because you have forgotten the Sun, you crash your bike a couple of times because you have forgotten the physics, you start remembering feelings. Sometimes this is all delayed, so you’re a bit angry at the weather, curse you, weather!

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But at the end, every rainfrog gets a kick out of the first yellow blossom they see and it makes them think of the wonderful blooming summer ahead.

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Antivaxx on antivaxx off

Ma kuulsin, et mu naabri sõbranna lapsele olevat vaktsiin tehtud ja laps olevat prillid pähe pannud ja hakanud niimoodi viitele õppima, nagu eales varem! Ma mõltesin siis, et nojah, imelik juhus, aga vahet pole – aga oota, pea kinni! Siis tuli välja, et mu töökaaslase üleeelmise ülemuse õe lapse lasteaiasõbra tädi ema naabri lapsega oli täpselt sama juhtunud!
Tegin siis nüüd kiiresti uudihimust endale neljanda puugivaktsiini(sest praegu on soovitav teha just seda), ja kuramus, see on tõsi, mis on räägitud! Ma tunnen ennast mega targalt hetkel ja see muutus algas minutite jooksul pärast vaktsineerimist.

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How to decorate your room so people would think you’re crazy – part 2

This is part two of the how to tutorial, or a sequel to a topic that I felt has really been covered too little – it’s about how to decorate your private space in a way it will remain a private space and to use weird things that people are scared of.

We’ve covered the idea of multiplying a specific painting or other  artwork into amounts that will create a distraction. In a nutshell, you can put a huge number of the same cute items onto the walls and your room will remain empty.

The other trick would be to buy  frames which stand on their own and then turn them down, so only the backside is visible. This is a huge expression of issues, dark aura, eerie ghosts of the past and so on. People have been trained to think that a backside of a painting means something awful, so if you happen to decorate your house with the backsides of frames or paintings, it can not be argued that a room is never to be visited again.

You think this is a normal sight of a backside of a canvas? Uhuh, how about you imagine now – a person flipped it over! Because of reasons!

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So far we’ve established that humans are scared of these art related things:

  • cute topics in a huge number of copies
  • flipsides of artworks