You know that feeling when you just need to listen one song over and over again? Don't you? Even worse is when it's a music video which you need to watch over and over again... And when you love the vocal? And when the singer is your girl crush??? Yep. Paloma Faith inspires me constantly since I saw the Changing for the first time. I really love the combination of her soul voice and Sigma's pop music. Love the mix of vibrant colors of life and friendship, and the street culture shown in there. It inspired me to draw a few sketches, more or less accurate, finished or successful, you're on to judge. I decided to put some color on one of them, as the color have a huge impact on me in this song. Barbie colors are set together with Paloma's peculiar appearance and for me it looks really awesome.
If you haven't seen the video yet, now you can see it below.
Yesterday I wasn't sure if I should post it, as I feel that summer is going to an end, and I think it was supposedly said that we have our weekend sketches only for holidays. Honestly, I wasn't proud of myself about what I did this weekend too, I was a bit ashamed and didn't want to share my doodles. But finally I realized that, even if they're not as good as I want them to be, their still mine, and they show my passion about my city and my love to Lodz. So here they are. Hope you enjoy.
This weekend I focused on my watercolor skills again. Developing my concept of the union of a human race and the universe is really fascinating and awakens my creativity in an unexpected way. Still having my imagination of human entrails and distant galaxies I'm trying to unite them using infinite possibilities of watercolor. It's amazing how my vision develops to find the connection and the perfect solution.
Above you can see my sunny workspace. I like to use St Petersburg watercolors Wite NIght in pans cause I think It's often easier to mix colors directly on the palette than outwardly as it happens when using tubes. I can easly find the best proportion for the color I need, unfortunately violating the principle of the clean palette, I honestly admit. Fun fact is, as you can easly remark, there is a plastic eggs container serving me as a mixing palette. It's really meant to this function! It doesn't absorb the dye, distributing the watercolor is really easy and there are small concavities (made for a single egg) where you can save the color for use in a while. I think the rest of the equipment is rather ordinary but if you've got any questions I'll be happy to answer.
Last couple of days I've been working on a corporate identity for my own brand and to be honest it is unbelievably involving. I hope it'll be finished soon and I'll be able to move on with other affairs.
For now, I've got some small doodles capturing my birthday memories. I spent last whole weekend as it was 3-days birthday day so you can see a lot of different scenes. It was definitely one of the best birthdays ever!
Holidays should be all about sleeping, eating, sipping drinks and simply having fun. And so was mine. I've spent last two weeks trying to catch the best moments from my spare time. And I had to admit that I was rather a passive catcher. I was lazy waiting to have my meals cooked, baked and gave and my drinks shaken, decorated and served. And it was simply the best way to enjoy my vacations.
But to be honest, I really like to cook something from time to time, especially when I can share the pleasure with my beloved one. I'm not a professional and I assume that I do cooking for fun, so I always choose simple recipes, or I make them simpler, as much as I can. That's the trick I did with the recipe above. Originally (taken form Olga Smile) it was with four slices of white bread and without radishes and any chive. There was something with separating one tomato for some reason and with blending. However I decided to synthesize this and to illustrate what I did. While illustrating I skipped the step with peeling tomatoes, but still I did that one. Then, here you have a quick and simple guide how to prepare the most famous spanish cooler soup called Gazpacho. It's really delicious!
Unfortunately last week I wasn't able to post my weekend sketches and I really apologise for that. I had some peripeteia during my stay by te lake and honestly couldn't doodle at all. But for today I have a little colorful view from the seaside where I'm spending my second part of holidays. It's tiny and really simple but shows perfectly the mood of sunbathing. I think it's pretty cool to use the fineliner and colored pencils for the seaside sketches. Below, there are some quick marker sketches as a continuation of my exploration of this technique. The quality of the drawing is not of my dreams but I wasn't able to scan it because it's kind of wilderness in here. Next time it will be better, I promise.
I'm learning. I'm doing the best I can right now, and I'm getting better with it every day - Peter Clifford