Abstract ink paintings on canvas

Black and white abstract paintings on canvas:

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Jon Snows Nothing (oil portrait)

How to paint cute men and puppies, the key to oil painting is to learn everything you can about oil paints, then just practice about ten years and you’ should be good to start trying. So obviously I was scared to re-unite with oil paints after the long pause in any other way that to try to remember what I used to know and try a couple of portraits. This is the second portrait painted just for fun and during this one I remembered how important it is to select (or have) a set of brushes that works in your hand, so you might have to modify them a bit or use the wrong ones. So far, both trial paintings have been useful in different ways, even though they look a lot alike.

My glorious set of new paints, very proud.
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First thing I always want to do is to spend a lot of time sketching the portrait, even if it seems like a waste of time because it will all get painted over right away. To avoid getting everything dusty with pencil lines, sketch on a different paper first I guess.
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I thought a mistake here was to make the flyaway locks and hairs before the background, but not really, if your background is very simple, you can blend it pretty nicely and add layers. 
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I figured since it was so obvious what I was doing (making a portrait of Kit Harington is the easiest choice if you’re going for cute) I though I’d like to overkill it and add a puppy, and overkill it twice – adding the magical puppy dire wolf who saves everyone.  

 

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Here is the final version of the portrait painting of  Jon Snow and Ghost the wolf. I had a lot of fun painting it and it made me remember that oil paints are really special. 

Vaja on maalida talve

Lumi

Ootame lund! Esimest korda sadas lund oktoobris. Tartus oli oktoobri keskel just olnud oranž kuumalaine, mis oli Ophelia poolt lõunast siia põhja linnakesse puhutud ning parkad seestpoolt vettima pannud ning seejärel ainult nädal aega hiljem pidi botaanikaaias jalutades turistile kobrastest rääkides lumelögas varbaid leotama, siis tekkis küll idee, et lumi oktoobris –  see polnud see milles me kokku leppisime, see polnud see mida me tellisime,  tühistada.

Täna jaanuaris peame aga lumevalvet ja leppisime kokku, et kui ta tuleb,  siis hüppame kohe autosse ja hakkame aga pildistama ja vaatama, enne kui on hilja.

Oodates hoian kitsad püksid jalas selleks, et püsti seismine, aknast välja vaatamine ja Fairy‘ga mandariinide pesemine oleks mugavam võrreldes istumise ja teleka vaatamisega.

 

Tere

Lõpuks ütleksin tere, sest see on uus teema! Peab ütlema, et see on inspireeritud sellest, et ostsin endale uue kilekotitäie õlivärve, enne seda oli mul 9 värvi ja nüüd on ligi 30. 30 õlivärvi on inimese jaoks ilmselgelt liiast, et nendega alustada, uute värvide ostmine ei aita selle vastu, kui neid kasutada ei oska. Alustada võiks 1-3 värviga, see on piisavalt lõbus; ma tahaks alustada sinisest.

 

Mis on värvituubis

Siinjuures vaatan ühte sinist värvi, nimega tseruleum (Cerulean blue). See on soe sinine, mis on natuke hallim, kui tsüaansinine. Seda võib proovida segada sellisel moel, et võtta näiteks tsüaansinist (cyan) koos valgega ja lisada hästi natuke muda, ehk siis väga väike kogus kas musta, kollast või punast. Kollase asemel võib proovida ka rohekat, siis on võibolla kergem segada.

Seotud kujutis

 

Pildiotsingu cerulean blue tulemus

 

 

Õlivärvid välja pärast mitut aastat

Minu esimene taaskohtumine oma ammu ostetud 9 õlivärviga toimus nii, et proovisin maalida ühte abstraktset portreed. Selleks valisin võimalikult kontrastse pildi mis tuleks välja hoolimata sellest, et ma eriti õlivärvidega praegu midagi teha ei oska peale selle, et võtan pintsliga paletilt värvi ja asetan selle lõuendile. Sellest praegu piisab, paksude värvidega plödistamine on piisav. Allpool on kolm etappi.

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Õlimaal lõuendil, esimene samm “Öövalve”

 

 

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Õlimaal lõuendil, esimene samm  “Öövalve”
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Õlimaal lõuendil, valminud töö “Öövalve”

 

Teiseks tekkis soov alustada ühte abstraktset maali liustikujärve matkal nähtu põhjal. Kui me seal ringi jalutasime (Islandi saarel), siis väga sinised jäätükid peegeldasid oma sinist värvi ümbrusesse ja nägid külma udu ja tumehallide pilvede taustal välja nagu midagi oleks valesti – keegi oli oma kohati isegi erksinisest plastmassist jäämäed randa unustanud, need ei näinud tõelised välja ja see, et vahepeal pistsid vee alt pea välja hülged – unustage ära, see oli ilmselgelt lavastatud stseen. Sellegipoolest tegin pilte nii palju kui jõudsin – igaks juhuks kui hiljem peaks välja tulema, et põhja saared päriselt näevadki iga päev sellised välja. Antud foto on tehtud keskpäeval, pilvede alt on natuke näha madala päikse soojemat kuma ja pilt on üsna valgusküllane hoolimata sellest, et taevas on tumehall.

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Helesinine Jäämägi Islandi saarel

Õlimaali tehes sai rõõmuga kasutada sinist, halli ja kollast. See on looduslik kombinatsioon ja seega on juba esimesest kihist alates rahustav, sest pole vaja midagi ennenägematut tõlgendama hakkama, sinu ees on lihtsalt üks hea helesinine 1000 aasta vanune jää(lume)tükk keskpäevase roosaka päikse taustal – sellise olustiku puhul ei ole mingit sisemist kahtlust, et see on harmooniline, põlvkonnad on ses osas juba kokkuleppele jõudnud.

 

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Abstraktne õlimaal inspireeritud fotoretkest “Jäämägi Islandil”

 

Ma ikka katsun näpuga neid maale pealt iga päev, ega nad ära küll ei kuiva vist kunagi.

 

 

 

The Review of Your Life: You sucked at math in 3rd grade

A number of ideas you’ve ever learned were learned in cycles of 3 or less years.  So at any time and any age, learning something new doesn’t take that long compared to your entire life. Something that your 30-year old self thought is “not you” or your 9th grade teacher told you suck at or your kindergarten teacher complimented you on, it’s not a portrait of your entire life, it’s not a real think, the “Review of You”. How would they know.  You think you had a role to fill and you always were bad at whatever you think you were bad at and good at whatever your 30 random group mates happened to know less about at that time, it doesn’t matter. It was only a couple of years of someones subjective comments. But to be fair, quite a few positive comments are pretty useless out of context also. Some positive comments are meant to guide you towards something that is useful for the reviewer and to make you more like them or turn you towards actions that might benefit them. You get patted on the back if your action reminded the reviewer of their life and you get suggestions for a change if it didn’t; at that time. The passing by reviewer will change their opinion in accordance with trends, development, your style of clothes, favorite brand of cigarettes or the town you were born in,  it’s temporary and pointless so who cares.  Put words on Bingo balls and blow some out of the tube onto a wall, you will get a more accurate review of your life and potential.

The only reason to learn a skill, is when your skills suck. So if you’re really bad at something at whatever age but you like doing it for whatever reason, it would be pretty silly to stop there at the start line.

 

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Future goals.

 

I suck at physics (what’s a good rhyme for Ohm) , traveling (I know there must be an exit in this supermarket) and sports (how do you know if this batch of sand will make your bike fall or not if you haven’t tried).  But this is all very much related to the time and effort I have(nt) put into these, not because I couldn’t read a map as a baby or was destined to never travel.

Ornamented smoking skull drawing

I started drawing/painting this on the “Mask” day of the Inktober drawing challenge, but I’m still working on it every evening when I’m having my evening tea.

Here are some progress photos of the artwork.

Later can be found at www.5erg.etsy.com

 

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Raven artwork

Lets have a special day for the ravens and crows.

 Another thing, no need to get too specific about the species, if you’re creating abstract artwork , but a few people will certainly point out that your demon raven isn’t genetically appropriate, so if you want to, you can be prepared then start with checking out this chart of comparison. You’ve probably never seen a raven if you don’t get out in the forests and parks but you have seen a ton of crows and jackdaws everywhere. If you want to see a raven, you need to go out into the forest and walk around for ten years and get lucky to see a huge black solo bird flying away, trying to avoid you.

Source: http://www.ohiobirdsanctuary.com/blog/2017/06/21/hey-did-you-know
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Source: http://highlineonline.ca/whats-the-difference-between-a-raven-and-a-crow/ 

After your lesson about the shapes and characters of ravens and crows and adding raven expert in your CV – if you’d like to draw one, you could continue to select only one aspect you like about them today. For example, I think the thing to notice about drawing these lovely birds is that they are very spikey in general,  their bones are hollow and they are like a heap of needles. This is the general feel I’m trying to capture on the first raven/crow paintings below. It’s easier to concentrate on one aspect of the birds and then create the entire artwork around only one characteristic. For example, if you’re fascinated by the beautiful black feathers, then maybe put all your effort into drawing the part of the blue-teal-black shimmer on the feathers; maybe if you’re fascinated by the character of these smart birds, you can forget about the other details and concentrate on the eyes or a close up portrait and finally, maybe if you’re fascinated with the flight motion, forgot about all the details, and concentrate on creating paintings that have some motion in them.

Here are some examples of paintings and drawings I’ve created recently, to illustrate how to concentrate on only one aspect of the subject, decide what you’re noticing today and create your entire image around only that one aspect and forget about everything else for that day.

Paintings via www.5erg.etsy.com

The needle-pile aspect of birds, the interesting macro structure:

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The talonds of birds remind the time they were still dinosaurs:talons raven painting crow painting ink art abstract art

 

The way the birds fly in flocks in such huge numbers, it looks like a new and bigger creature:

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Paintings about the motion of flying:

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The dramatic view of a bird flying in the rain:

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Inktober 2017 drawing challenge

Every year hundreds of people take part in this online art challenge called Inktober. The starter posts 30 topics, one for each day and you can tag your work and check out others’ work on the same topic.

Here we go with the first days!

Day 1, SWIFT

Day 2, DIVIDED

Day 3, POISON

Day 4, UNDERWATER

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The entire list of this years topics is here, come on and join!