ART MEET #18

Quoi? Le dernier etait ART MEET #14? Ou sont les reportages sur trois qui se sont passes en mi-temps? Bah, la cadence fou de travail m’a laisse avec si peu du temps:-( Et pour ne forcer pas d’attendre la rencontre d’aujourd’hui, je prefere livrer le recit immediatement, avec le reste destine de venir apres. Donc, c’etait chez moi cette fois, sans TIHO et SINISA, mais avec les reguliers DRAZEN, DULE, BRADA et moi, augmentes par la presence de LACI, en bref sejour a Belgrade pour les fetes.

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DRAZEN foncait sur le deuxieme album de WALKYRIE

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…meme plus spectaculaire que le premier:

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En attendant la suite de scenario pour LA BIBLE, DULE faisait les recherches de personnages…

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…pendant que LACI a joue avec les zebres:

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BRADA a fait la decoupage… 

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…tout comme moi pour le deuxieme album d’ARS MAGNA

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DULE a pose quelques questions a LACI autour l’anatomie… 

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…mais ca a egalement devenu… 

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…la diversion pour obtenir un SHERLOCK HOLMES:-) 

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SUS SCROFA…

…or the art of failing. I’ve been dancing around this gentleman since yesterday and through the better part of this day. In the end SUS SCROFA definitely won.

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The fact that distributing the values is the essential part of painting is even more painfully evident in watercolor. You cannot rebuild the inadequate part like you might with acrylics or oils. Attempt to redeem your mis-judgement and find yourself in the mud of the overworked layers of dead paint. You could say I premeditated an excuse for it by picking my subject, but no, it really was not intentional.

I meant to paint it with looser brushwork, in line with the COTTON STORY or REVEILLON, to make up for yesterday’s extra-stiffness of ACINONYX. I simply could not control the amount of water on that one and seriously muddied the vest of the archer. The belt pouch and arrows are probably the only points I kept sufficiently loose and fresh. Then I overworked the grass. At least I got to try the masking fluid for the very first time:-)

So while I did get some of the spottier brushwork back today, I keep missing the right values in the first or second pass. Which pushes me to build up layers of glazing, loosing the freshness and transparency so characteristic for watercolor. While the gloves or the blade of the hatchet go in the desired direction, the fur, and especially the ear, are solid examples of purest mud.

Back to the table, perfecting the art of failure.

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REVEILLON 2013

A tous les lecteurs de ce blog, la belle annee 2013!

To all the readers of this blog, all the best in 2013! Sve najbolje svima u 2013!

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Can you tell which book was among my childhood favorites?

When I saw it in the book-store, I fell in love. My parents thought it to be expensive (which it was back in those days here), and hesitated buying it. So it became the very first thing I started saving for; when my mother saw my determination, she gave it to me as a present. Although I had to sell it during the war-time period, I still can vividly remember the pages that made me dream.

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