Monday, April 25, 2011

Lady Water

I don't know if I like this work or not. I thought that the concept could be interesting (water in all her three forms, solid, liquid, and "vapor", let's say, also inspired by the snow melting during these sunny days up here), but during the painting process I realized that the result just sucks, despite the efforts I wanted to put in rendering details, composition and so on. It feels like I'm not able to produce a decent work despite the amount of my free time I'm consuming on painting and practice.
So, I don't feel to go on with this work any longer, and I edit it just like that.

Below I put a couple of details, as usual:

Saturday, April 23, 2011


This is a quick sketch (1-1.5 hours), made in between other bigger stuff I'm painting right now. It's, in fact, intended to my other blog, to tell that the gorgeous Canadageese are back to our bay and announce spring time. They fly quick and unexpected, and I never succeeded take a photo. So, I just sketch them.
Their moving through the sky is so elegant and filled with joy.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Appearance (selfportrait)

This picture is, apparently, filled with a lot of clichés one can find in several CG works: the mask, feathers, flying birds, a melancholic and soft environment.
Despite that, this is in fact the most personal painting I've done since I've started with digital art. 
The mask with peacock feathers is heavily referenced from the one I designed and made self several years ago, when I used to go to the carnival in Venice. In this picture I wanted to depict the feeling of being seen only for the own mask and appearance one shows to the world, without being able to really reveal himself, and the sense of loneliness coming from this. 
Who knows me personally could see some details which tell that it is, in fact, a selfportrait.

I put a couple of close-ups, as usual. Painting the peacock feathers has been a little tedious, but relaxing at the same time. For obvious reasons, all references used are from own photos and peacock feathers I've at home.
The details in the mask can be appreciated in full view.