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Néstor Martín-Fernández de la Torre (Spanish, 1887-1938)
Poem of the Sea, circa 1913-1924
Karla Ortiz is a concept artist, illustrator and gallery artist who has worked with film and gaming companies Paragon Studios/NcSoft, Ubisoft, Kabam, Industrial Light & Magic and Marvel Film Studios, as well as publishers Wizards of the Coast, Ace Books, Tor Books.
Her illustrations have a refined, classical approach, with much attention paid to to subtle changes in value.
There is a video here that shows a time lapse of Ortiz creating the graphite drawing "Omens" (images above, bottom).
Ortiz will be participating in the Concept Design Academy that begins on February 27, 2016.
Her work will be on display at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA as part of the Line Weight IV exhibition, also opening February 27, and running to March 13, 2016.
[Via Richard Solomon]
|"A chart from 1746 by Jacques-Fabien Gautier illustrating his theory that the primary colours |
are black and white, with red, yellow, and blue being secondary. Colours were thought
to be drawn out of the shadows by the presence of light – Source."
|"Philipp Otto Runge's Farbenkugel (1810). The top two images show the surface |
of the sphere, while the bottom two show horizontal and vertical cross sections –Source."
|"Johann Heinrich Lambert's three-dimensional adaptation of |
Tobias Mayer's triangle, featured in his Beschreibung einer mit
dem Calauschen Wachse ausgemalten Farbenpyramide (1772) – Source."
|"Page from Priced catalogue of artists' materials : supplies for |
oil painting, water color painting, china painting … and
drawing materials for architects and engineers, manual
training schools and colleges (1914) – Source."
|Nerli Ballati Marco (@marco_nerli)|
|gökhan yücel (@gokhanyucel)|
Pastel artist Michael Chesley Johnson shares his step-by-step pastel demo of The Winner (pastel) in which he uses the newly released Pastels Girault Claudia Seymour Still Life Set. For more about the pastels, see the April 2016 issue of Pastel Journal, available in print or as a download, at northlightshop.com, and on newsstands March 8.
Demonstration: The Winner
I tried to use as many of the 50 Claudia Seymour Still Life basic-set pastels as possible in my still life painting depicting a winning still life painting. The pastels suited the painting perfectly, from block-in to finish, and didn't require support from other pastels.
Using the smooth, untextured side of a sheet of Canson Mi-Teintes steel gray pastel paper, I drew in the basic shapes with vine charcoal.
To determine the tonal range, I blocked in the illuminated wall with a scumble of white, the lightest value; established the mid-values of the frame with yellow, orange and red; and finally added the darkest note with a dark green in the cast shadow of the scallop shell.
To explore the chromatic range, I continued to block in the landscape painting with more neutral colors and then added the brightest note using the stick of yellow pastel on the table,
I modified colors by layering, particularly in the picture frame, by modifying the yellows, oranges and reds with greens, violets and blues.
I added touches of gray to the highlights on the frame to gray down a yellow that felt a little too intense for reflected light. Then, I added a set of color swatches to complete my theme. I originally had a few blues among the swatches, but I felt they dominated the painting too much. With this in mind, I erased the pastel completely with a brush and an eraser (seen in the foreground) and replaced the colors with dull red to complete The Winner.
Surrey Nanosystems, a British company, has developed a mysterious material called Vantablack. Vantablack is so black that it absorbs 99.965% of visible light, which is a new world record. Made up of carbon nanotube coating on sheets of aluminum foil, it sucks in all the light. Each carbon nanotube is 10,000 times thinner than a human […]
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Saddo is an Romanian artist whose career has switched gears. Starting out as a muralist, his style was was noticed by advertising agencies and galleries in cities around the world.
Saddo's visual language has many disparate influences, including horror movie posters, comics, Hieronymus Bosch, Henri Rousseau, naturalistic illustrations of plants and animals, pop surrealism, and religion. Wow! This is reflected in his paintings and illustrations, which feature realistically-formed figures that are often in busy, lusciously-colored scenes.
If you're a long-time reader of this blog, you might remember when this artist collaborated with Aitch on Memory. Check it out—it's my favorite iteration of the classic card game.
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