Color Practice & Artists to Follow ||Schite in culoare si Artisti de urmarit

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Good morning everyone!

I’m busily working on a new exciting graphic novel, which I am very anxious to tell you all about very soon! Until then, here are some color practices that I try to do as often as I can. Understanding and mastering color and light is, hands down, the most challenging issue of my practice.

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Watercolor Paintings & My two cents on Digital Art vs Traditional Art

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I’ve been getting quite fond of working with watercolors lately 🙂 Also, plain-air studies are unbelievably soothing and therapeutic ❤

As much as I am aware of the clumsiness of my brushstrokes, with real paint and real brushes there doesn’t seem to be the same feeling of pressure weighting me down. Once the brushstroke is laid, in most cases, it is there to stay so all you can do is just enjoy the spontaneity of the process. The creative advantage of this, for me at least, is the fact that it forces me to put extra thought in every decision of color and brushstroke I make, because there is not Ctrl+z to undo it and I also can’t recreate the same images in 10 different style and color schemes, within a matter of hours.

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“Dor”

Hi all! ^_^

I’ve been really, really busy lately and between projects, moving from one country to another and trying to make a living, I’ve managed to squeeze in some more work. Those of you who follow me on Facebook  are more up to date with my activity as I update that space more often 😀 Please do join me on my facebook page and take part in my future little contests which I’ll be organizing there … The result of one such contest is the illustration bellow. I’ve asked my followers to suggest me their own ideas to draw or to take the chance and request a free commission if they wanted any, and then the winning idea was illustrated in a full color illustration. I’ve also kept everyone updated with the process I’ve gone through to produce the image. I’ve posted some of the steps as well.

The winning idea was to illustrate the connection between mother and child and the concept of “dor” – a Romanian word which doesn’t have a translation in any other language and it encompasses the feelings of longing, missing, yearning, ardent desire, grief, sorrow, nostalgia and melancholy in relation with either another person, a place, an event, an experience etc.

Hope you like it!

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