penciling


pencil pencil pencil 5

i have tried different methods of starting a painting, but at the moment the one that seems to best suit my needs is doing the penciling first. i am primarily a penciller and that has always been my favorite medium, either for the texture or for the ease of control. it is time consuming, but as a technique, in my opinion there’s nothing more impressive than a good pencil work. it shows all the artist’s craftsmanship. I’ve been doing some pencil work before applying the underpainting, which have helped me […]


work in progress: The Calling 3

feeling a little handicapped since my laptop cable broke inside. no way to use it until the new cable arrives, what may happen next week. I can’t access my softwares and reference pictures and other important stuff for a while. fortunately I have the family desktop available at least to read and answer emails. but as there are bad things that come for good (pretty much all of them, I’d say,) I can now catch up with my readings and give some deserved rest to my poor eyes, that have […]


Tree of Life – how a painting is born, part I 2

I decided to give me a more prolonged break from the the triptych and work in a different project. since I had planned to submit a piece to the beautiful Embracing Our Differences exhibit, I decided to start working on it. I thought that it might be also a good opportunity to show in more details how I create and build a picture – and how crazy and erratic the creation process can be. the image submitted to the exhibit should not be very complex, but rather transmit the idea […]