You’re The Brightest Fish of All

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Playing with acrylic paint again… This is about a fish falling in love; if I had painted this a week ago, it would be just right for Valentine Day. Well, better late then never, they say.

Children Behind the Mirror

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Another scene from “Coraline’. Coraline is locked by the Other Mother in a niche behind the mirror, when ghost children come to ask her for help.

The Show

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Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman. Great show at the dog theatre. An experiment with acrylic paint.

Great Wizard of Oz

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Playing with acrylic paints, and this is the result!

Kobold

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Acrylic paint on the back side of a drawing paper block.

Dorothy Melts The Witch

xxmeltingNobody steals shoes from Dorothy! Acrylics, no watercolor. I’m glad I have managed to finish it. Acrylic paint is resistant (or so I feel about it). It takes time to get where I want to be with my picture.

Caterpillar Experiment

The main idea of this experiment was: ink for texture, paint for color. I suppose there will be a continuation! The real thing is even more saturated,  this time my scanner was defeated by color.

ink, acrylic paint, conte crayons
ink, acrylic paint, conte crayons

Stay Away From Hula Island

This picture was made just for myself.  The idea comes from the book I have read in the childhood. It was highly surreal story titled “Stay Away From Hula Island” (my translation). Hula Island was ruled by a fairy quite similar to Circe from “Odyssey”. This one used to change people in blue birds, not pigs. When a traveler got so enchanted that he was ready to admit she’s all made of gold (in reality the fairy was just a blonde girl wearing white dress) he was lost. The book tells a story about little girl who wasn’t deluded so easily, but the girl liked dresses sooo much… and when she got them, it would be rude to say “your dress is still white, Madam”, wouldn’t it? Because the drawing was made just for fun, I have tried out mixing lot’s of things here, including gold acrylic paint in he background.

Hula Island

The Library

The witch with her pet dragon has returned. I have experimented with mixing ink and two kinds of paint, and I have made a video showing the progress, too. You’re welcome to have a look, everyone.  I’m proud of what I’ve achieved. It was a hard fight with our new camera. The camera is better then old one, but it has more buttons then one, and this makes the whole thing very difficult. Me and advanced technique, we just don’t go well together. I managed to choose a few fragments which are not too dark and not too fuzzy and I have added stills to cover the other steps.

watercolors, acrylics, ink
watercolors, acrylics, ink