I'm getting to the point in this panel where changes are smaller, so they may not be so obvious - little things here and there.
The most obvious addition was to start mapping out the wine bottle on the table. I plan to add something else on the table, but I haven't decided what exactly that's going to be (decisions, decisions). Also, you might notice that I've finally filled in the red dress, bringing that closer to completion.
Less obvious is the repaint touch-up of the purple grapes that was needed after previous adjusting of the figures. Also, I detailed the male figure's hand that's resting on the table - it had no definition and just blended in with the tabletop.
Last, but not least, I mixed up a darker dark for the grape leaves to add some deeper shadows and more contrast. Happier with the look of it now, but I may add another dark before the job is done.
One revelation that I had tonight was how much focused thought goes into painting (for me anyway). I know this because it seems that whenever I go out to paint, I am followed by a couple of kids - one that feels the need to be talking about everything that passes through her head (and this from the one we wondered if she would every talk)! I love having my kids by my side, but it's very hard to think about what I'm doing AND respond to her. I don't think I ever realized just how focused I am when working. I am now thinking that when my art class students are busy working, I should probably just shut up because they're probably not listening to anything I'm saying.
My other painting partner likes to buzz around on her own. But, tonight she thought it would be fun to "help" with the mural. She has her own paint brush, used to Disney Dumbo book as a "palette," climbed up on the step ladder, and got to work.
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Barcelona based illustrator Iván Bravo like his viewers to stop, look at and think about his illustrations. His art draws people in - keep his viewers engaged. Playful and full of movement, Iván's lines and colors flow together as they dance across the paper, canvas or wall.
The artists writes about his work, "I like to walk the line between concept and humor."
After you've stopped by his Facebook page to follow his illustration adventures, jump over to Iván Bravo's website
to see more of fabulous artwork.
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, the creator of the Svelata Foundation for the Arts, enjoys the adventure of creating life and searching for truth through beauty in art.Svelata
is a foundation dedicated to the creative expansion of humanity through exhibitions, documentaries and educational programs designed to reveal the true nature of creativity and the transformative power of beauty.
By revealing the creative processes of artists to the mass public, starting with her own, Mia intends to break down the barriers between artist and non-artist and eliminate the blocks that discredit and disintegrate the dreams and aspirations of so many potential creators.
Mia earned her BFA and MFA from California State University Long Beach, where she majored in Illustration. She has studied in Paris at the Sorbonne
, Parsons School of Design, and in the studio of renowned French impressionist Monsieur Relange.
Mia has been creating art professionally for twenty years, and her work can be found in numerous private, institutional and corporate collections including those of Marriott Resorts and Harrah’s Casinos. As an illustrator, Mia has created art for over twenty books, eight of which she has also authored, and the covers for sixty plus young adult, children’s and art instructional books.
Some of us as artists can remember a point in our lives when someone almost extinguished our “spark”, whether intentional or not. In the video below Mia talks about a specific incident in her childh
Bold and aggressive - strong, heavy line-work - colors that explode off the page - it's such an indescribable, rush when an artist's work is so fantastic that it's difficult to select specific pieces to highlight in their feature on IP
. Karo Akpokiere's art is a mixed style - with the line-work of German Expressionism, (printmakers Nolde and Schmidt-Rottluff come to mind), the energetic colors of a Fauvism and the straight up street style of graffiti art.
Influence, influence, influence - the more artists you study the more depth your artwork will have. Every great artist was influenced by another artist - this is the evolution of art.
Karo Akpokiere has an insatiable appetite for drawing, painting and art overall. He is deeply interested in how all forms of art influence his work. He challenges himself to create art in different media to bring awareness not only to his own work, but also to the various forms of art and artists that inspire him.
Award winning live painter and illustrator, Joanna Henly, a.k.a. Miss Led is taking on the art world like an F5 tornado. The only woman who has ever won the internationally renowned urban street art competition ‘Secret Wars’, her art is so good you can practically taste it. Provocative, sultry, seductive linework and color that has graced the faces of canvases, walls, and even sneakers and cars. Miss Led's artwork is like a stinging smack on the ass that is so painfully good you find yourself wanting more. But why take someone else's word for it? Something like that you should experience yourself - shouldn't you?