you know the feeling of frustration when clients ask for the “almost impossible” tasks?
well, i have been dwelling on this cosmetic project because i couldn’t’ find a way to make lipstick stay put on canvas or watercolor paper. also, with the color choices given to me for use really got my head cracking open for ideas. finally, i bought some cheap ass white semi-hard drawing paper to test, and a can of colorless pastel fixative. fingers crossed, i tested a small area pressing hard the lipsticks creating cube shapes and sprayed the fixative immediately after… and… guess what, the lipsticks stayed put when dried out! after 2 weeks of headache, it finally bloody worked!
quickly got a piece out using cubes and squares created a line of city-scape.. and i kinda like it! simple, clean and with texture. now, more headache on what to create with such minimal tools to work on >_<
quote i found somewhere online.. doesn’t say from whom…
but i adore it, even darkness has a positive note on it.
happy sunday all :) xoxo
medium: watercolor and masking fluid
material: A4 sketch journal
Adding in a new entry to my sketchbook, a street view in Lisbon, inspired by a photo sent by the other half :)
The sketch is done with B, B4 and B6 pencils.
quote of the day inspirational artwork
“emotion is energy in motion”
a nice way of describing emotion :)
title: windmills of andalucia
material: 39 x 54 cm aquarelle
inspired by majestic wind-turbines splattered all over the countryside :)
and the craze of using masking fluid goes on… :)
as usual no idea what would come out but what i had in mind were bamboo trees, it’s fun to see a piece form into a picture using just one object.
title: mystical swamp
material: 39 x 54 cm aquarelle paper
title: blazing summer of 2014
medium: acrylic on 60 x 85 cm stretched canvas
inspiration: summer hols in andalucia, spain.