Oil pastels on paper A4
This is my newest picture. Soft pastels on paper.
All fans of the witcher knows that season two of popular tv seria we will be able to watch on netflix from 17.12.2021.
To feel the spirit of coming season I painted something related to. Below you can see two images one with frame ready to hang and without frame – pure picture. Hope you like it.
As you can see picture shows three places: Kaer Morhen, The Tower of Swallow and Brokilon. Acrylic on paper (size A3), signature low right corner.
This is next picture of the watercolours seria Girl with braid. This time I painted a girl who is playing on harp. I never played harp but I heard it is very difficult to play on it.
This is next picture from seria “Girl with braid”. Previous three images I published in May 2021. Hope you liked it. This picture below presents girl on garden swing. This is special swing made from ekomaterials and hanged on a tree.
Like previous three images this one is made by watercolours on paper A4
My big project is already finished and now you can see result of it.
I think it is enormous!!! It has 180cm x 100 cm, varnished and it is hanging on main wall in living room between two lamps. I look at it every day and I’m proud of myself I finished it and I like it so much.
Do you see some details which I added from previous time? Yes/no? Of course – it is third tree next to gate and people in windows. You thought it is abonded city? Suprise! – it is not, in this fantasy city people live and are happy – probably.
Some question which some people asked me about it and I am happy to answer it:
- Why grayscale? It is enormous so maybe colorfull will be better? – Colorfull would be overwhelming. Beside all my home is in black-white-gray colours with some yellow accent so colours was chosen to fit to the apartment.
- What polar bear is doing there? – I think this is the question which everyone asks yourself. The answer is – polar bear has a function to the art recipient stopped in front of this painting at the very moment and asked yourself exactly this question. The polar bear make you wonder what about is this art.
If you have more questions about this painting – don’t hesitate to ask.
All houses in the city painted, second arch painted even two trees appeared. Paints are on every inch of canvas so you can think why it is not finished yet? It still need some details which I decided and there were omitted in sketch.
Now I can tell that I decided to give up yellow paint as on sketch. I still think it is very good idea but I do not feel confident with my skills. I am afraid I can destroy effect which I already see. As I wrote some posts before big scale means every mistake is very good seen by everyone who is looking on it. What is more this project is made for home use and that means this painting will be hanging in our living room – everyday I will want to look at something nice without mistakes.
One curiosity – to paint two trees on first plan I used ear buds – it is also easy way to paint detailed trees.
Are you ready to see final effect? …. coming soon
The work is on… from left to right… – that means next step was stairs and more stairs and some houses.
Every day when I start to continue paint I see some details which need to be corrected imediately in previous stage which I thought was ready. These situations prolong time to finish my big project but they are also necessary for the success of this project.
Lots of time I spent with houses’ roofs because I focused on detailes of tiles.
Almost half of space on canvas was coverd by paints.
Next progress in my big project is the castle, forest and the bear – strictly polar bear. Bigger scale has a big adventage that all details is easier to catch. On the other hand it is also big disadventage when some detail is made incorrectly you can’t hide it. So every mistake is seen very clearly.
Forest was painted by using fan brush. I like it and use it very often. It is easy way to make nice trees. Adding polar bear gave a little of life to this picture. Don’t you see?
Keeping the tempo, and making some progress.
The real trick with greyscale drawing – is to capture shadow in right place, the way how light is spreading. With bigger scale, on big image you can ligth up things diffrently, you’re getting more control on light spread.
See how lantern and candle are glowing now! Compare to old sketch ( https://shemel.group/2021/06/28/bear-in-fantasy-world-second-version/ )