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.
This is a representative part of my project showing different ways of application the unique designer's detail in various garments. I came up with the linkage of two pieces of fabric, highlighted by a small interweaving. I'll bring you closer to this project soon.
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.
This is how I imagine my prints - on simple, geometric clothes all kept in monochrome. As you can see below double folds show us the nuance in prints. There is white fabric with grey print hidden underneath ecru linen with white and grey triangles. Especially I like the white print on ecru fabric which is so subtle and delicate that it's almost invisible.
I'm learning. I'm doing the best I can right now, and I'm getting better with it every day - Peter Clifford