Musik: D'espairs Ray - Hai to Ame
Okay, so let's get this thing started, shall we?
Some of you
might know about my plans to do an art-project as a gift to give to
D'espairs Ray when I meet them in one month's time. A book full of art
inspired by the guys' newest album: MIRROR
Today I finally
started painting. And since quite a few people were interested, I
decided to put all of the work in progress into this blog, to share the
experience of getting it done.
Okay...the basic facts: One book, 13 artpieces (12 songs plus cover), 1 month time.
Remeber, this is the first of 13 pieces, so this is the very beginning.
These are the materials I work with: cardboard, oil paint and hard brushes of various sizes.
Step I: The base
For the base-coat I used 3 shades of brown: Yellow Ocre, Burnt Sienna
and Burnt Umbra. First I covered the whole sheet with hzeavy
brushstrokes of Ocre, then I switched to a bigger brush and dotted it
first with Sienna and them with Umra to give it the dirty. filthy look
that I wanted to get.
Every artist needs a drug that keeps him going. Here's mine:
Chocolate cappuccino. ^^
Step II: Sharpening my pencil and sharpening my mind
Now comes a rather tricky part: putting the motif down.
With a sharpened pencil the motif is scetched directly onto the still wet paint.
Note: I didn't go into every detail, it's just a rough scetch of the outlines. The details are addded later on.
Step III: Color
With a fine brush the outlines are defined with a mixture of Yellow Ocre and Lemon Yellow.
The inside of the mirror is then darkened with Burnt Sienne and Umbra, to get the effect of a room mirrored.
The hardest part comes now: adding detail to get the shapes to stand out.
By now I started my second cup of cappuccino and found a few wafer-cookies to go along with it:
took a break to set up this blog and sort my thoughts. I'm quite happy
with how things started, let's just hope my muses stay with me and I
can keep going like that.